DIOR LINDBERGH THE NEW YORK ARCHIVES
Discover seventy years of DIOR's history projected against the effervescence of Times Square, New York: within this extraordinary idea in scope and dimension, Peter Lindbergh made DIOR, in an unusual decision, agree that an unprecedented number of his most valuable garments leave their depot in Paris and travel across the Atlantic.
The result is electric. Amid the frenzy of Times Square, Alek Wek wears the immaculate cocktail dress of 1947, a historic set of DIOR. In spontaneous street scenes, the models Saskia de Brauw, Karen Elson and Amber Valletta move between the crowd and the scaffolding, are reflected on the facades of the buildings and wrapped in haute couture, from hand-sewn pieces by Christian Dior to designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri. The images are soft and incandescent at the same time; Lindbergh's characteristic monochrome and color photographs masterfully highlight the complexities, silhouettes and textures of each garment.
Lindbergh himself is present in all aspects of this two-volume publication designed by his collaborator and friend Juan Gatti. Volume one presents 165 unpublished images of this four-day photo shoot, and includes an introduction by Martin Harrison.
Volume two pays tribute to Lindbergh's deep relationship with the Parisian house, and selects more than 100 of his photographs of DIOR's creations, from haute couture to ready-to-wear for men and women, which were initially published in some of the most prestigious magazines in the world, such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
An extraordinary tribute to two pillars of fashion and photography, and their timeless collaboration.
Languages: German, French and English