PETER LINDBERGH: A DIFFERENT VISION ON FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
When German photographer Peter Lindbergh shot five young models in downtown New York City in 1989, he produced not only the iconic British Vogue January 1990 cover but also the rise of supermodels. The image marked the beginning of a new era in fashion and a new understanding of female beauty.
This book gathers more than 400 images from four decades of Lindbergh's careerto celebrate his unique storytelling and the new romantic and narrative vision it brought to art and fashion. Whether in striking single portraits or dramatic situations of figure and setting, the book traces the photographer’s cinematic inflections and his provocative play with female archetypes as subjects adopt the guise of dancers, actresses, heroines, and femmes fatales. Raw and seductive at once, we see how Lindbergh’s trademark monochrome pictures redefined standards of beauty by emphasizing spirit and personality as much as looks, celebrating the elegance and sensuality of older women, and privileging natural and authentic beauty in an era of pervasive retouching.
In a testimony to Lindbergh’s illustrious status in the fashion world, his images are contextualised by commentaries from collaborators such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Grace Coddington, Cindy Crawford and Anna Wintour, who chose Lindbergh to shoot her first US Vogue cover.
Multilingual edition: English, French, German Hardcover, 472pp Book size: 9 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches / 23.9 x 34 cm