I have just read that legendary photographer Irving Penn has died. During my last year at art school I did my final major project in textiles and as such had to research fashion illustration. Whilst doing my research I came across this guys amazing work and the pictures speak for themselves.
His pictures articulate an age of elegance that I fear has gone forever. His pictures will forever in my mind be associated with very elegant, scary ladies smoking cigarettes and the Coco Chanel genre.
A great loss to the art world.