William Klein (b. 1928, New York) trained at the Sorbonne and spent a brief period in the Paris studio of Fernand Léger before embarking on a groundbreaking career as a photographer and filmmaker. His revolutionary techniques pioneered a new vision, manifested in his Vogue covers as well as his many iconic books. Klein is the recipient of many awards, and was made a Commander of Arts and Letters in France in 1989. Now 85, he continues to live and work in Paris.