With Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York;
acquired by present owner, 1992.
PROPERTY FROM THE ORDÓÑEZ-FALCÓN COLLECTION
We found a discarded theatre curtain for a backdrop. As it turned out, 1950 was the only year we were able to have couture clothes during daylight hours at the height of the collections. Clothes were hurried to the studio and back to the salons by cyclists.
French Vogue, September 1950, p.85 (figs.1-2); US Vogue, 15 September 1950; Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984, pl.54; Penn, Passage, Jonathan Cape, 1991, p.85; Seidner (ed.), Lisa Fonssagrives: Three Decades of Classic Fashion Photography, Thames & Hudson, 1996, p.131; this print is reproduced in Stourdzé, Regard Captif: Collection Ordóñez-Falcón, Léo Scheer, 2002, p.132; also in Miradas en B&N: Colección Ordóñez-Falcón de Fotografía, 2004, p.159; Greenough, Irving Penn Platinum Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington/Yale University, 2005, pl.20 & frontispiece.
Valencia, Spain, Institute Valencia d'Art Modern, La Colección Ordóñez-Falcón de Fotografía, 16 October - 16 February 1997; Brussels, Belgium, Le Botanique, La Collection Ordóñez-Falcón: Une Passion Partagée, 13 February - 18 April 2004.