Item No: #361663 Issey Miyake: Photographs. Irving Penn, Issey Miyake.
Issey Miyake: Photographs
Issey Miyake: Photographs

Inscribed by the Fashion Designer

Issey Miyake: Photographs

Notes: Penn and Miyake, a Japanese fashion designer, had a deep creative understanding of each other's work, having first met in 1983. Miyake saw his designs in a new way through Penn's photographs. The images communicated the essence of the collection. Through the photographer's lens, the texture, shapes, and forms went beyond cloth and instead transformed into art. To keep an unbiased view, Penn never attended an Issey Miyake fashion show, while Miyake was never present at Penn's photoshoots. Their collaboration was based on complete creative trust.

46 full-page photographs by Irving Penn. Published to coincide with "Issey Miyake A UN," an exhibition organized by Miyake Design Studio in association with Musee des Arts Decoratifs, and shown at Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France from October 5 to December 31, 1988.

Edited by Nicholas Callaway; foreword by Isamu Noguchi; essay by Jay Cocks; typographic design by Kiyoshi Kanai; and "a few words" by Issey Miyake. Approximately 100 pages. Large format.

Edition + Condition: First trade edition. A fine copy in slick illustrated white boards in a fine dust jacket. This copy is inscribed by Penn to his photography agent: "For old Pete / with all good thoughts / I.P." From the library of Peter Schub (1926–2021) who had a long and distinguished career as a photography agent representing Penn and Peter Beard among other noted photographers.

Publication: Boston: New York Graphic Society / Little Brown and Company in association with Callaway Editions, 1988.

ISBN: 0821217208

Item No: #361663

Price: $750