Fernand Fonssagrives: Online exhibition

20 February - 31 March 2024

We are delighted to share that 'Lisa Fonssagrives - Penn Fashion Icon' will be exhibited at The Maison Européenne de la Photographie, opening 28 February 2024, in Paris. The exhibition will include many works by Fernand Fonssagrives, Lisa's first husband and acclaimed fashion photographer. View full details of the exhibition here.

Lisa met Fernand Fonssagrives through their mutual love of dance and worked with him as a private dance teacher. They married in 1935 and this opened the door to both of their very successful careers, Lisa's in modelling and Fernand's in photography. Fernand Fonssagrives began his career photographing Lisa's elegant, sculptural form. She was a constant inspiration and together they produced many incredible images.

The exhibition at the MEP explores the personal collection of model, dancer, photographer, stylist and sculptor, Lisa Fonssagrives - Penn. The presentation will feature around 150 prints of the first supermodel by great fashion photographers of the 20th Century including, Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Erwin Blumenfeld and Fernand Fonssagrives.

To coincide with this exhibition, we have curated a dedicated viewing room and online exhibition with some of Fernand Fonssagrives's most acclaimed images.

Please click on the link below to view and we hope you enjoy this group of exceptional photographs.