Jean Patchett by Irving Penn, Vogue UK cover, June 1950. "Black and white - more brilliant than colour; symbolic of a black andwhite season. Wide, round, level hat by Lilly Dache. Silk organdiecoat-dress: Larry Aldrich. Scarf by Kimball" (Vogue) My favourite vogue cover off all time! Black and white makes it more classy.
January 1950 Irving Penn, among the most gifted of photographers, has reconstructed with imaginative insight a series of fashion landmarks: the clothes, the accessories, coiffures, make-up, settings – and, in this net of physical properties, has caught the mental attitudes of past times."