VIDEO: Behind The Scenes With Penelope Tree

“I rebelled, always,” says Penelope Tree in a film shot by Mario Sorrenti to commemorate Tree Time, the Barneys New York spring campaign. Tree certainly caused a stir in 1966 when she appeared at Truman Capote‘s legendary Black and White ball wearing an equally audacious and avant-garde ensemble. She reminisces about that night below, along with her work beside artistic luminaries like Diana Vreeland and Diane Arbus.

Recognized as both a style icon and an activist, Tree is the ultimate embodiment of beauty inside and out.

Video by Mario Sorrenti

Love what you see? The looks above, from left to right, are by Maison Martin MargielaAnn Demeulemeester, Junya Watanabe and Maiyet.