Friday, October 9, 2009

Vintage Photo of the Week

Pat Cleveland
(Photo: Irving Penn)

This is a 1972 photo of runway diva, Pat Cleveland taken by the famed fashion photographer, Irving Penn, who passed away this week at the age of 92. RIP Mr. Penn.


Corey said...

Pat Cleveland! A black 60's FASHION ICON! Someone needs to get her to write her autobiography! Did Naomi Sims get the chance to tell HER story? Did Dorothea Towels from the 50's or Ophelia Devore? So, you KNOW what I'm saying here!

We Shall Overcome.....In Couture! said...

Corey, get out of my head! There is such a rich and unexplored history of Blacks in fashion -- beyond Beverly Johnson being the first sista on the cover of American Vogue -- that needs to be told. I have an interesting story I'm going to share with the WSOIC soon, so stay tuned...