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Irving Penn on Issey Miyake

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In the late 1980s, he began to experiment with new methods of pleating that would allow both flexibility of movement for the wearer as well as ease of care and production. Y. 1988 [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1988 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of / photographer. But these outputs were not the principal intention; they were the mere fruits of a long-distance creative exchange between the two. Open Access data and public domain images are available for unrestricted commercial and noncommercial use without permission or fee.

outlining the creative relationship between the two artists, a 9 minute 58 second animation was directed by pascal roulin.distributed for the trade and NOT FOR SALE, mostly color photos, not to be confused with either the 1988 or 1989 Edition of this book, (VV1/1)).

In March 1992 he was quoted in the International Herald Tribune as saying "Design is not for philosophy it's for life. This book was published to coincide with the exhibition Issey Miyaka Pleats Please held at the Touko Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo in September 1990.In the obituaries published recently in honor of Miyake, many commented on the black mock turtleneck that the fashion designer made for Steve Jobs as his personal uniform. As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.

signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1988.As a child he also had always wanted to be a dancer so we continue to see these performance arts inspiring Miyake with further collections. through the photographer’s lens, the texture, shapes and forms went beyond clothing and instead transformed into art. P." From the library of Peter Schub who had a long and distinguished career as a revered photo agent.

An invaluable representation of an important relationship between both artists, this book unites their formidable talents, documenting Miyake’s women's clothing of the 1980s with Penn's influential photographic style. Near-fine copies, wrappers a touch sunned, but uncreased and binding still firm; in the original folder, sunned at spine and creased at extremities.For more than ten years there was an extraordinary collaboration between Irving Penn and the designer Issey Miyake, one of the few figures to have taken clothes design into the realm of art. Penn and Miyake kicked it off and eventually Irving Penn flew to Japan to photograph the early days of Miyake’s Design Studio. The visual directness affirms the precise and calibrated way Miyake’s garments are designed and made, which is magnified by how Penn takes photographs.

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