Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Style obit alert:

Watch out for fawning tributes on style and fashion blogs. Maybe just take tomorrow off from reading.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh god, I was afraid Diana Vreeland had died again.

my favorite and my best said...

now who is going to take pictures of half smoked cigarettes and chicken feet?

mary said...

But he did have a very beautiful wife and 8 grandchildren---that must count for something.

Anonymous said...

are you saying irving penn does not deserve to be lauded or remembered? or that design poseurs will have just discovered him thru his NYtimes obit?

Decorno said...

Not saying either. Just sayin'.

gina said...

Decorno,
Your small town roots are showing
my dear.Irving Penn is more worthy than you may currently understand.
Please,please tell me you are not a
T.V. generation girl with no understanding of culture ?

Val said...

Heard the tail-end of the announcement on NPR this morning in a pre-caffeinated condition and kept thinking they were talking about Irving Berlin. And I was like "What the fuck? NPR, what are you talking about?"

Thanks for clearing that up...

Decorno said...

Gina, I think you missed the point. Understandable, though. It was subtle.

Also Cultured said...

Gina,

What are we going to do about all this small-town riff-raff? Honestly.

Andrew said...

Decorno - love your blog - but I think it was You who missed the point on Irving Penn..

just sayin

Decorno said...

(Psst... Andrew, the point wasn't Irving Penn at all. It's about overly-eager style bloggers who go on an on about "influences" they barely paid attention to until a major publication writes about him/her or until said person dies. So, you see, it's commentary about other bloggers.)

This is exhausting.

Anonymous said...

to me what's annoying is not bloggers who are sudden fans when they knew nothing about him before, and it's not that they will become fans of anything that their google news "fashion" alert coughs up. it's more the peculiar insularity of fashion blogs. book blogs, art blogs, science blogs... they all manage to focus on their chosen subject while still engaging in the world at large. knowing fashion blogs, my guess is that most of them will not only suddenly obsess over irving penn, but they will lend their attention only to the narrow band of fashion photography within his broad spectrum of work.