LINDBERGH’S EYE: Dior is celebrating its long-standing relationship with Peter Lindbergh with a two-volume book featuring a previously unseen shoot in Times Square involving a cast of top models and more than 80 outfits from the luxury house’s archives.
The photographer, who died last month at the age of 74, famously shot a series of Lady Dior campaigns with Marion Cotillard, including a memorable image of the French actress perched on top of the Eiffel Tower. Lindbergh also lensed a 2016 campaign for the J’adore Eau Lumière fragrance featuring Charlize Theron.
For his final project with Dior in October 2018, he enlisted the likes of Alek Wek, Karen Elson, Saskia de Brauw, Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta and Sasha Pivovarova to model vintage Dior creations against the bustling backdrop of New York City, mostly captured in his signature grainy black-and-white.
The “Dior/Lindbergh” two-volume book, published by Taschen.
Photo by Pete Lindbergh/Courtesy of Taschen
The images, gathered in volume one, show Wek mingling with the throng of pedestrians in outfits including a cream Bar jacket from 1947, or a 1997 silver lace pyramid-collared jacket and silver lamé skirt by John Galliano. Irina Shayk models an off-the-shoulder black gown designed by Gianfranco Ferré in 1991.
“Decisive moments capturing haute