Seventy years of Dior history projected against the effervescence of Times Square, New York: this was the concept behind Lindbergh’s project, extraordinary both in scope and dimension, for which Dior, in an unusual move, allowed an unprecedented number of priceless garments to be taken from its vaults in Paris and shipped across the Atlantic.
The result is electric. Amid the frenzy of Times Square, Alek Wek glows in the immaculate 1947 Bar suit, the storied ensemble that launched the House of Dior. In snatches of street scenes, models Saskia de Brauw, Karen Elson, and Amber Valletta flit through crowds and scaffolding, are reflected in building façades, and draped in haute couture, from pieces hand-sewn by Christian Dior to more recent designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Peter Lindbergh/Dior, the legendary photographer’s final book project, is presented in two volumes. The first features 165 never-before-published images from the shoot as well as an introduction by Martin Harrison. The second curates more than 100 of Lindbergh’s photographs of Dior creations. A breathtaking tribute to two pillars of fashion and their timeless collaborations.