July 2, 2013

Under the Table

Irving Penn and Steven MeiselWhile on assignment in Lima, Peru, Irving Penn would photograph model Jean Patchett on her first Vogue assignment for the editorial, “Flying Down to Lima.” Penn’s well-known image of the then 22-year-old model was reportedly taken candidly, as Patchett awaited the next scene, unknowing of the camera upon her. In 2009, Steven Meisel would recreate the famous photo for Vogue’s May 2009 issue in the editorial, “The Great Pretender,” starring model, Natalia Vodianova

 

 

Jean Patchett by Irving Penn, Vogue February 15, 1949

Jean Patchett by Irving Penn, Vogue February 15, 1949

 

Natalia Vodianova as Jean Patchett by Steven Meisel, Vogue May, 2009

Natalia Vodianova as Jean Patchett by Steven Meisel, Vogue May, 2009

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2 Comments

  1. May

    July 31, 2013 at 3:28 pm

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    I think it is really amazing how modern day fashion and fashion photography takes from the heritage of decades before. Also, I absolutely love both Vogue editorials, so classy and glamorous!

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