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Exclusive: Peter Lindbergh Captures Dior’s Iconic History in Two Books

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We haven’t seen the last of Peter Lindbergh just yet thankfully. Dior is releasing an original two-volume book today, November 6, celebrating 70 years of the House’s iconic history and paying homage to Dior’s special connection with the late fashion photographer in a collaboration of our dreams: Dior/Lindbergh

Dior/Lindbergh New York Cover

Dior/Lindbergh New York Cover. Photo courtesy Dior

Photographed across New York City’s urban landscape in October 2018, the first volume features 80 memorable looks from Christian Dior’s founding creative reign to Maria Grazia Chiuri’s recent one in a series of monochromatic images where Lindbergh highlighted the timeless couture designs against the infamous concrete jungle backdrop. The second volume compiles hundreds of Lindbergh’s photos that have graced the pages of high-profile magazines, such as Vogue, Vogue Paris, and Vogue Italia, over the last 30 years in an ode to Dior’s lauded collections and collaborations with the A-list German creative. 

Dior Book Peter Lindbergh

A photo from the Dior volume photographed by Peter Lindbergh. Photo courtesy Dior

In the exclusive video shared with Vogue.me, high-profile models including Sasha Pivovarova, Karen Elson, Saskia de Brauw, Carolyn Murphy, Alek Wek, and Amber Valletta parade pieces unearthed from the Parisian label’s archives amidst the hustle of Times Square, from cinched-waist Bar suits and vintage polka-dotted sets to endless tulle pleated skirts and graceful ball gowns with backs as beautiful as the fronts. 

Vogue Arabia is honored to have worked with Lindbergh twice before his passing in September, the first being a cover shoot with fashion It girl Gigi Hadid for the publication’s two-year anniversary—where it was not only Vogue Arabia’s first time working with the legendary photographer but also Hadid’s—and the second being the recent October issue, which commemorated the legendary photographer in a special collector’s edition.

Jacket, top, skirt, Gaultier Paris; Hat, Veronica Marucci. Photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Arabia, March 2019.

Also shot in New York City, the tribute cover story featured breakout runway model Ugbad Abdi traipsing the streets in designer modest fashion and bespoke head coverings.

“The issue includes more than 30 never-before-seen images taken by Peter Lindbergh, featuring new hijabi model Ugbad Abdi,” said Editor-in-Chief Manuel Arnaut. “We shot the story this summer, in New York City, with Peter super excited to understand and dive into the spirit of the Arab world, portraying the concept of modesty through his acclaimed eye.” We look forward to seeing how Lindbergh uses that eye to capture Dior’s decades of beauty through the lens. 

Ugbad Abdi photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Arabia, October 2019.

Ugbad Abdi photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Arabia, October 2019.

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