Legendary Fashion Photographer Irving Penn Dies at 92

Irving Penn's Woman With Roses
Irving Penn's Woman With Roses

Celebrated photographer Irving Penn died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan at the age of 92.   Considered one of the most influential fashion photographers of the 20th century, Penn’s global notoriety began in 1943 when he started working at Vogue.

“In my career, I have met no one else who worked with the level of imaginative intensity and economy of Irving Penn,” said Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. “His photographs were as exquisite and electrifying in the last year of his life as they were in 1943, when he started contributing to Vogue. To have been a colleague and friend of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century is a privilege greater than I could have ever imagined.”

Growing up, both Richard Avedon and Irving Penn captured everything I loved about fashion and brought such beauty and elegance to every shot they released.   When I read the headlines of Penn’s passing this morning, I could not help but feel very sentimental.  His photographs have deeply moved me and I appreciate them so much.  Rest in peace Irving Penn.

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Claudia Schiffer: From Runway Retire to Fragrance Hire

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Yesterday, Claudia Schiffer told Italian magazine, Donna Moderna “I am finished with the catwalk and I won’t miss it.” While the 39-year-old German icon will retire from the runway, this is not her exit from modeling; she is after all the face of Alberta Ferretti’s new signature fragrance. “I continue to model and it’s a lot of fun – but no more fashion shows.”

Last week, the blonde bombshell reunited with fellow 90s supermodels Naomi Campbell and Eva Herzigova to celebrate the launch of Dolce and Gabbana’s D&G Anthology Perfumes.  The ladies appear in the print ads for this five piece collection of

October 8th Francois Nars at Saks Fifth Avenue

Nars Loves NY

Happy 15th anniversary NARS Cosmetics!

In celebration, Francois Nars will be signing copies of his books X-Ray (1999) and Makeup Your Mind (2001) as well as the limited edition NARS Loves New York Set with any purchase.  This is a HUGE honor.  I was once told I had a ‘better chance of meeting God’ than Mr. Nars.   So there you have it, anything is possible.

Lets go!

October 8th, 1:30-3:00pm

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

611 Fifth Avenue at East 50th Street

NARS Counter l 212.940.2643

Choo on this! Fragrance isn’t Saab-ing this week!

This is a big week for fragrance with Jimmy Choo and Elie Saab both signing fragrance deals!

Jimmy Choo signed a 12-year fragrance licensing agreement with Inter Parfums effective January 1st.  Founder and president, Tamara Mellon, comments, “It has always been my vision to fully accessorize the woman, and fragrance is an integral part of the modern wardrobe.”   Feel free to dress me head to toe any day of the week!

Meanwhile, Elie Saab signed a 10-year fragrance (and cosmetic!) license agreement with Beauty Prestige International (BPI). “Creating a fragrance has become an essential step of the development of our couture house,” says Saab. “We have chosen BPI as a partner who is able to actualize our ambitions. We will create together a signature fragrance and an image that embody the DNA of our brand.”

I’m obsessed with Elie Saab, he makes some of the most beautiful clothing I have ever seen.  If this fragrance embodies any part of that man’s talent or ability to make a woman feel anything short of perfection, then sign me up!