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Irving Penn was one of the 20th century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, whose signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museum-goers worldwide.

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Irving Penn collaborated with Phyllis Posnick to photograph Lisa Cant in a lace mask in 2005. Julien d’Ys sprayed her hair white, save for one stray wisp. “There are no accidents,” says Posnick. “There’s that curl—her own dark hair unsprayed.” Photographed by Irving Penn, Vogue, 2005 / Courtesy of Abrams

The Angelic Host by Phillip Valdez and Elisa Lazo @paperskullarts . Featured in the Netherlands this past summer at the CODA Museum for Paper Art annual exhibition. Cut paper mask interpreting the many winged, many eyed seraphim. Gorgeous bustle coat by Kambriel.

MICHELLE HARPER - Another striking Heather Huey creation: a studded rabbit mask