Issey Miyake by Irving Penn 1990


Signed copy (by Issey Miyake) of the very scarce, collectable “Issey Miyake by Irving Penn” (1990), printed only once in a limited edition of 3,000 copies and published by the Miyake Design Studio in Tokyo, 1990.

Signed and dated (Dec. 1990) by Issey Miyake on the title page in grey lead, this beautiful volume is made up entirely of legendary photographer Irving Penn’s elegant images of the great Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake’s 1990 collection, in full-colour on gloss stock. One of the greatest collaborative partnerships in fashion image history.

‘through his eyes penn-san reinterprets the clothes, gives them new breath, and presents them to me from a new vantage point — one that I may not have been aware of, but had been subconsciously trying to capture. Without penn-san’s guidance, I probably could not have continued to find new themes with which to challenge myself, nor could I have arrived at new solutions.’ – Issey Miyake (from Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago, 1997)


Clothing Design by lssey Miyake
Photographs by Irving Penn

Book Design by lkko Tanaka
Face by Tyen
Hair by John Sahag
Modeled by Yuki Fujii

Printed and bound by Nissha Printing Company, Kyoto, Japan
Published by Miyake Design Studio, Tokyo, Japan

Published in a limited edition of 3,000 copies

* Condition: Very good – Fine – (Tight and clean copy, only shows only lightest signs of general shelf wear/age – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.


Issey Miyake by Irving Penn 1990 (signed)
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