Appreciation: The Photos of Irving Penn
Woman with Roses on Her Arm (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn,) 1950
During the early part of his career, Penn worked almost exclusively in the world of fashion. In 1947, he took a picture of the most photographed models of the day, one of whom, Lisa Fonssagrives, he would go on to marry in 1950. They remained together until her death in 1992.