A new book dedicated to Dior Maison exemplifies how the haute couture house transcended fashion to enter the realm of legend. “Dior: The Legendary Images: Great Photographers and Dior” published by Rizzoli (edited by Florence Muller) is a collection of iconic photographs, it is the spirit of Dior captured through the lenses of the greatest names in photography over the past seventy years.
The great names in photography, the mythical photos that have constructed Dior’s image, and the emblematic subjects of the house’s iconography—whether they are dreams of a faraway place or captured in the vast open-sky “studios” of Paris or Versailles—are all evoked in this vast panorama that takes us through more than sixty years in the history of fashion photography.
Legendary contributors include Horst P. Horst, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, Henry Clarke, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi, Nick Knight, Ines Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Tim Walker, Willy Vanderperre, Patrick Demarchelier, and many more.
Dior inaugurated also “The Legendary Images. Great Photographers and Dior” exhibition at the historic museum located in Christian Dior’s childhood home in Granville, Normandy. The exhibition, held until the 21st of September, will bring together a selection of 200 images by more than 80 masters who have shaped the world of fashion photography and Dior’s iconographic signature as we know it today.
“The Legendary Images. Great Photographers and Dior”/ “Dior, images de légende” will be open for the public from the 3rd of May to the 21th of september 2014.