Fashion Who’s Who Attend Irving Penn Private Viewing

PENN PALS: A river of industry movers and shakers and models du jour attended a Vogue Paris 
private viewing of the Irving Penn exhibition at the Grand Palais on Sunday night, followed by a cocktail and party in one of the site’s exterior galleries and an adjacent room hung with hundreds of disco balls.
Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais, in collaboration with the Irving Penn Foundation, the show marks the first major retrospective of the American artist’s work in France since his death in 2009. On display are more than 235 photographic prints from across Penn’s 70-year career, all produced by the artist himself, as well as a selection of his drawings and paintings.
Glued to the portraits at the start of the exhibition, Dita Von Teese said she had always been inspired by the photographer’s sitters because they used to do their own hair and makeup, and knew how to do their clothes. “And this was before the business of fashion; they’re women I really look up to,” she said.
Her chaperone, Jean Paul Gaultier, was equally enchanted. “I didn’t go to fashion school, my school was looking at books and

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