Thanks, but no thanks

December 19, 1990|By N.Y. Times News Service

When the CFDA announced its annual fashion awards earlier this month, one had to be omitted. Irving Penn, the photographer, had been voted a special award by the group's directors. But Penn said no thanks.

"It's nothing personal," he said Mopnday, "but I don't like to accept awards. At this stage of my life it comes up quite often."

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