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Peter Lindbergh's final project for Dior has become a dazzling book

The photographer, who passed away in September 2019, was one of Dior's closest collaborators.
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Seventy years of Dior history, designed in the jungle of Times Square. A world away from 30 Avenue Montaigne, the heart of the French maison. This is the concept of the ambitious and extraordinary project that acclaimed German photographer Peter Lindbergh was determined to undertake. The label, of course, made it possible by allowing more than 80 archive views to travel across the Atlantic. The result was nothing less than a beautiful tribute, released a few months after his death, the two-volume book Dior / Lindbergh .

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The work makes a powerful game of contrasts expertly tamed to highlight the architectural silhouettes and precious materials through almost textured black and white images.

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The first volume of the book, titled “New York,” shows the 70-year history of the brand's creations captured by Lindbergh during his incredible New York street rehearsal in October 2018. The second one, titled “Archives”,  has more than 100 images photographed by Lindbergh celebrating Dior's elegance, which have been published during the past 30 years through various mediums around the world.

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Both volumes have been published by Taschen.

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