Dior New Looks

Dior New Looks

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Pictures above by: 1) Willy Vanderperre 2012. 2) Henry Clarke 1952. 3) Norman Parkinson 1975. 4) Albert Watson 1989. 5) Nathaniel Goldberg, 1999. 6) Peter Lindbergh, 2012.

Sin dalla fondazione della maison, le creazioni di Dior sono state ritratte attraverso gli obbiettivi dei più grandi fotografi. Nel nuovissimo libro “Dior: New Looks”pubblicato lo scorso ottobre da Thames & Hudson, Jérôme Gautier celebra le prospettive che hanno ispirato tutti i fotografi dall’anno 1947 che corrisponde agli inizi di Dior.

Quello stesso anno Christian Dior posò per Irving Penn, sempre nel 1947 un giovane Richard Avedon raggiunse Parigi per la prima volta per immortalare col suo sguardo le creazioni della maison. Attraverso gli obbiettivi di tutti questi fotografi, una nuova fotografia incontrava una nuova silhouette disegnata da Christian Dior.

Eccovi una lista dei nomi presenti in questo bellissimo volume: Camilla Akrans Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, Cecil Beaton, Gilles Bensimon, Guy Bourdin, Henry Clarke, Clifford Cof n, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Georges Dambier, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Nathaniel Goldberg, Franz Christian Gundlach, Gregory Harris, Benjamin Alexander Huseby, Dominique Issermann, Mikael Jansson, Greg Kadel, William Klein, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Barry Lategan, Tyrone Lebon, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Frances McLaughlin, Alasdair McLellan, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Sarah Moon, Helmut Newton, Tom Ordoyno, Horst P. Horst, Norman Parkinson, Irving Penn, Terry Richardson, Paolo Roversi, Lothar Schmid, David Seidner, Jeanloup Sieff, David Sims, Snowdon, Mario Sorrenti, Bert Stern, Sølve Sundsbø, Juergen Teller, Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth, Max Vadukul, Luciana Val & Franco Musso, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Willy Vanderperre, Tim Walker, Albert Watson, Bruce Weber.


Dior New Looks

Since the Maison’s founding, its creations have been rendered sublime by the vision of the world’s greatest photographers. In Dior: New Looks, to be published on October 19th by Thames & Hudson, Jérôme Gautier celebrates the perspectives that have inspired one another constantly since 1947.

1947: The same year the New Look was born, Christian Dior posed for Irving Penn in a sober, strikingly modern setting. 1947 was also the year the young Richard Avedon traveled to Paris for the first time and immortalized the Maison’s creations with a completely fresh gaze. Through their lenses, and those of many others, a new kind of photography met a new silhouette designed by Christian Dior.

It is this dual perspective – two “new looks” – and their posterity that author Jérôme Gautier, a journalist and specialist in fashion photography, explores in Dior: New Looks. Throughout these pages, images by the great photographers recount the history of their art as much as that of the Maison.

The reader wanders through the salons at 30 Avenue Montaigne with Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton or Willy Vanderperre, then visits the couture ateliers with Patrick Demarchelier, and in so doing follows the evolution of Dior silhouettes and the art of posing, from iconic images by Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson and William Klein to contemporary images by Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, Inez & Vinoodh and David Sims.

As each photographer captures the creations of Christian Dior and his successors (Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano and Raf Simons), we also meet the Maison’s muses, from Mitzah Bricard, shot by Cecil Beaton, to Marion Cotillard by par Jean-Baptiste Mondino or Tim Walker.

Through these images, whether iconic or rare, one glimpses the special ties that unite Dior’s revolutionary silhouette with the ingenious vision of the great photographers of yesterday and today.

List of photographers : Camilla Akrans Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, Cecil Beaton, Gilles Bensimon, Guy Bourdin, Henry Clarke, Clifford Cof n, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Georges Dambier, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Nathaniel Goldberg, Franz Christian Gundlach, Gregory Harris, Benjamin Alexander Huseby, Dominique Issermann, Mikael Jansson, Greg Kadel, William Klein, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Barry Lategan, Tyrone Lebon, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Frances McLaughlin, Alasdair McLellan, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Sarah Moon, Helmut Newton, Tom Ordoyno, Horst P. Horst, Norman Parkinson, Irving Penn, Terry Richardson, Paolo Roversi, Lothar Schmid, David Seidner, Jeanloup Sieff, David Sims, Snowdon, Mario Sorrenti, Bert Stern, Sølve Sundsbø, Juergen Teller, Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth, Max Vadukul, Luciana Val & Franco Musso, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Willy Vanderperre, Tim Walker, Albert Watson, Bruce Weber.