Dior's spring/summer 1959 Haute Couture collection by Yves Saint Laurent CREDIT: © PAOLO ROVERSI

Dior Images: Paolo Roversi

I’m reading a new book, Dior Images: Paolo Roversi by Paolo Roversi and Emanuele Coccia (Rizzoli, £95), published in February 2018, full of beautiful fashion photography, spanning the past few decades of Roversi’s collaborations with the House Of Dior.

From a review of the book in Wallpaper Magazine, Paolo Roversi captures the history of Dior… by Laura Hawkins:

…Dior Images is a physicalised hand-held celebration of Dior’s 70-year anniversary. It follows last April’s extensive retrospective exhibition of the maison’s history at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Roversi’s poetic and painterly Polaroids are also wrapped up in the maison’s history — the Italian photographer who arrived in Paris in 1973 after a chance encounter with Peter Knapp is a longtime collaborator of Dior.

 The exquisite publication is both an archive of Roversi’s work, and also holds within its pages a new shoot with stylist Grace Coddington, which captures the revolutionary silhouettes M Dior crafted each season from from the S/S 1948 Haute Couture ‘Zig Zag’ line to the A/W 1965 Haute Couture ‘Y line’. Roversi has captured each shape from the small studio he has inhabited for three decades, using merely a cloth backdrop and a wooden stool as props…

 

Click any of the links above to read more.

I’m loving the book so far, as would, I’m sure, any lover of fashion photography and/or Dior.

Available from all major booksellers.

Happy Gifting 💋

Edie Campbel in Dior spring/summer 2017 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri CREDIT: © PAOLO ROVERSI
Edie Campbel in Dior spring/summer 2017 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri CREDIT: © PAOLO ROVERSI
Kate Moss wearing the Dior spring/summer 2015 Haute Couture collection by Raf Simons CREDIT: © PAOLO ROVERSI
Kate Moss wearing the Dior spring/summer 2015 Haute Couture collection by Raf Simons CREDIT: © PAOLO ROVERSI
Dior's spring/summer 1959 Haute Couture collection by Yves Saint Laurent CREDIT: © PAOLO ROVERSI
Dior’s spring/summer 1959 Haute Couture collection by Yves Saint Laurent CREDIT: © PAOLO ROVERSI

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