Dior by Avedon celebrates the iconic photographer’s prolific collaboration with the House of Dior, which can be traced back to 1947, just after Christian Dior had taken the Paris fashion world by storm. This lavish volume includes 100 iconic and many never-before published photographs by Richard Avedon, featuring glamorous models and celebrities including Marlene Dietrich, Suzy Parker, Sunny Harnett, Dovima, Dorian Leigh, Barbra Streisand, Angelica Huston, and Lauren Hutton.
Avedon's images document Dior's fashion from the 40's through the 70's. With any eye for the moments of grace, drama and humor as well as mastery of light and contrast. Avedon captures the essence of Dior's elegant designs, the style and personality of the women who wore them and incredible moments in photography including many never-before published photographs.
Also featuring Don Avedon, wife of the photographer wearing fur on a train station platfor,; Dorian Leigh in a cyclist's embrace and Suzy Parker roller-skating with Robin Tattersall on the Place de la Concorde. Carmen Dell'Orefice listens to sweet nothings on the Alexandre III bridge and Twiggy seems to dance the flamenco. A pensive and elusive Marlene Dietrich lights a cigarette; Audrey Hepburn wanders the cobblestone street of Paris or steps onto the dance floor at Maxim's.......just to name a few.
It is an absolute must-have fashion "bible" of the year as Richard Avedon is intimately linked to the history of the house retraces his relationship through iconic images.