Thursday, October 22, 2015
Meanwhile, in Morocco
This stunning image, Irving Penn's 1951 snap of model Lisa Fonssagrives at a palace in Morocco, appeared in this morning's throwaway free paper, in among the sports scores and banal headlines, and my whole day has been the better for it.
I think when I retire, this is both where I want to live and what I want to wear. I may not quite have the divine Miss Fonssagrives' bone structure or figure, but a caftan is so forgiving, don't you think?
The photo is from an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of American Art, one that's clearly going to be a must-see. I've decided to treat myself next month with plentiful vacation time, and this is one visit that's definitely on the list. More to come on that front, but let's just say that I'm quite looking forward to November...