Dior by Avedon (Hardcover)

By Justine Pidardie (Text by), Olivier Saillard (Text by), Jacqueline de Ribes (Foreword by)

Rizzoli, 9780847847273, 206pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

List Price: 175.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Richard Avedon’s most indelible images of Dior fashions and portraits from the 1940s through the ’70s, including many never-before-published photographs. Richard Avedon’s iconic fashion work not only changed fashion photography but also changed the way the world looks at fashion. One of his most prolific collaborations was with the house of Dior, which can be traced back to 1947, just after the haute couture house had taken the Paris fashion world by storm.This lavish volume includes 150 iconic and many never-before-published photographs by Avedon, featuring glamorous models and celebrities, including Marlene Dietrich, Suzy Parker, Sunny Hartnett, Dovima, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Dorian Leigh, Capucine, Lauren Hutton, Anjelica Huston, and Barbra Streisand. Avedon’s images document Dior’s fashion, as well as fashion history from the 1940s through the ’70s. With an eye for moments of grace, drama, and humor, as well as a mastery of light and contrast, Avedon captures the essence of Dior’s elegant designs, the style and personality of the iconic women who wore them, and incredible moments in photography that will intrigue photography, art, and fashion lovers alike.


About the Author

Jacqueline de Ribes is a French socialite and fashion designer. In addition to being a muse to many designers, including Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent, she has been a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1962.

Justine Picardie is an accomplished author and editor in chief of British Harper’s Bazaar.

Olivier Saillard
is director of the Palais Galliera, the City of Paris’s Museum of Fashion. He is a renowned fashion historian and author.


Praise For Dior by Avedon

"[Dior by Avedon] is worth paying for. The work of one of fashion’s great creators (many would say its greatest), photographed by a truly great photographer whilst the couturier was at the top of his creative stride, printed to the highest standards. . . You are buying a masterclass in design, photography and fashion history — you will not regret it."
-BUSINESS OF FASHION 

"Avedon’s iconic fashion work not only changed fashion photography but also changed the way the world looks at fashion. . . Avedon masterfully captures the essence of Dior’s elegant designs, the style and personality of the iconic women who wore them, and incredible moments in photography that will intrigue photography, art, and fashion lovers alike."
-THE ARTFUL BLOG

"Capture the iconic spirit of Dior with Richard Avedon’s photographs of Dior fashions and portraits, including the glamour and grace of fashion from the 1940s through the 70s."  
-THE SOCIETY DIARIES