Before she left for China to stage a glamorous ball in Shanghai and put the final touches on her traveling Journey of a Dress exhibition at the Pace Gallery in Beijing, Diane managed to pose for a revealing portrait by photo realist lensman Chuck Close. The shoot, which was covered exclusively by Harper’s Bazaar, produced an authentic likeness of the designer. The oversized Polaroid (seen here) was immediately shipped out east to find its rightful place in the Journey of a Dress exhibition. For those who won’t be in Beijing in the coming month (the exhibition runs through May 14), consider this a special treat.
For more on the shoot, including interesting anti-plastic surgery banter between Diane and Chuck, click here.