Dior releasing book to celebrate relationship with Peter Lindbergh

Dior executives are releasing a two-volume book to celebrate their long-running relationship with late photographer Peter Lindbergh. The German photographer and film director passed away in September at the age of 74. Models and fashion stars took to …

Dior executives are releasing a two-volume book to celebrate their long-running relationship with late photographer Peter Lindbergh.

The German photographer and film director passed away in September at the age of 74. Models and fashion stars took to social media to mourn him and many turned out for his funeral in the French capital during Paris Fashion Week, with notable guests including Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson.

Now executives at the French fashion house are honouring their relationship with Lindbergh, who shot Dior campaigns featuring the likes of Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron, by releasing a two-volume book simply titled Dior/Lindbergh.

According to WWD, volume one will contain images from his final project with Dior – a previously unseen photoshoot which took place in New York’s Times Square in October 2018 and featured the likes of Elson, Irina Shayk, Alek Wek, Saskia de Brauw, Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta, and Sasha Pivovarova. In the images, mostly captured in his signature black-and-white style, the models wear more than 80 vintage Dior creations from the archives against the NYC backdrop.

“Decisive moments capturing haute couture and a frenetic urban landscape pay homage to the street photography movement for which New York frequently served as a backdrop,” Dior said in a statement to the publication.

The second volume will feature more than 100 images of Dior looks photographed by Lindbergh for fashion publications.

Dior/Lindbergh, published by Taschen, will be released on 6 November in France and the rest of Europe.

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Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford attend Peter Lindbergh’s funeral

Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson were among mourners at the funeral for photographer Peter Lindbergh on Tuesday. The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits of models and celebrities, passed away earlie…

Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson were among mourners at the funeral for photographer Peter Lindbergh on Tuesday.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits of models and celebrities, passed away earlier this month at the age of 74, and fashion stars flooded social media with tributes to him.

Lindbergh’s funeral was held at the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, France on Tuesday, during Paris Fashion Week, and many stars of the fashion and movie industry turned out to pay their respects and celebrate his life.

Other guests included Eva Herzigova, Lara Stone, Kaia Gerber, Gigi and Bella Hadid, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, British Vogue’s Edward Enninful and actors Bradley Cooper, Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Isabelle Huppert, and Milla Jovovich.

Taking to Instagram after the service, British model Elson wrote, “Today we gathered at St Sulpice to say farewell to our beloved Peter Lindbergh. The fashion community wept alongside Peter’s family and friends and we remembered all that made Peter so undeniably luminous and with that we realised through his memory that flame will never be dimmed nor the human and profound impact he had upon us all large or small. He lived his life with purpose and joy and today reminded me to do the same. With the angels from now on. Rest in Peace.”

In the comments, Oscar-winning actress Moore called the service “beautiful” and wrote that she was “lucky” to have known him. She later posted a picture of Lindbergh on her own Instagram page and wrote, “@realpeterlindbergh had a giant life – full of artistry and full of love. His impact was manifest in his creative output but most importantly in his beautiful family and many, many friends. Rest in Peace.”

Meanwhile, Wintour called Tuesday a “sad day for the fashion world” and Enninful wrote, “Today we said goodbye to Peter Lindbergh, @therealpeterlindbergh a man dearly loved and respected by us all.”

One of Lindbergh’s last works was shooting the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

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Evangeline Lilly regrets her behaviour on photoshoot with Peter Lindbergh

Evangeline Lilly has regrets over her behaviour on a 2008 photoshoot with Peter Lindbergh.The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on 3 September at the age of 74, and tributes poured in from …

Evangeline Lilly has regrets over her behaviour on a 2008 photoshoot with Peter Lindbergh.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on 3 September at the age of 74, and tributes poured in from the likes of Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, while actresses Julianne Moore and Charlize Theron praised Lindbergh’s kindness and ability to empower his subjects.

However, Lost star Evangeline has now recalled in an Instagram post her experience shooting campaign images with the photographer for the Davidoff Cool Water Woman perfume in 2008, and candidly shared that she treated Lindbergh poorly while on location in Antigua.

“Peter’s death has a particular pang because it represents lost (pun fully intended) opportunities in my life. I have so much pain surrounding my body as a sexual object,” she wrote, before explaining that she was feeling conflicted about her career and fame at the time of the shoot. “I worked with Peter on a fragrance campaign. I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want to be there, wet, in the ocean, in a bathing suit, seducing a camera. I did it for the money. And as a result, despite all of the accolades he came with, Peter, the photographer, was the enemy.”

Evangeline added that she couldn’t relax at all, and accordingly, vented her anger and frustration on set.

“I missed the opportunity to have a special man show me the other side of our industry, the side that is artful, connected, classy and mature, and maybe even show me another side of myself,” the 40-year-old lamented.

Evangeline concluded her post, alongside images from the Davidoff campaign, by telling her followers that she wished she would have been able to be photographed by Lindbergh now she is “a mature woman who would be able to meet his eye and receive.”

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Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista lead tributes to Peter Lindbergh

Supermodels Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista have led tributes to the late Peter Lindbergh.The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74. His family did not announce…

Supermodels Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista have led tributes to the late Peter Lindbergh.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74. His family did not announce the cause of death but stated that he “leaves a big void”.

In light of the sad news, celebrities and fashion stars have flooded social media with tributes, with Crawford writing on Instagram, “When @therealpeterlindbergh shoots, it’s about the women. It’s not about the hair, make-up, or styling, really. He had a way of turning your imperfections into something unique and beautiful… and his images will always be timeless. You will be so missed Peter. I’m honoured to have known you and worked with you.”

While Evangelista simply posted, “Heartbroken. R.I.P. my Peet.”

Lindbergh garnered international acclaim in the late 1980s when he began photographing a new generation of models, including Evangelista, Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, and Christy Turlington.

Other industry leaders to share their condolences include photographers Mario Testino, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, designers Peter Dundas, Alber Elbaz, and Victoria Beckham, as well as models Kaia Gerber, Adut Akech, Cara Delevingne, Karen Elson, Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, and Coco Rocha.

And as one of Lindbergh’s final works was photographing the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, titled Forces for Change, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, a representative for the British royal posted a tribute on Instagram too.

“His work is revered globally for capturing the essence of a subject and promoting healthy ideals of beauty, eschewing Photoshopping, and preferring natural beauty with minimal make-up,” they wrote. “The Duchess of Sussex had worked with Peter in the past and personally chose him to shoot the 15 women on the cover for the September issue of British Vogue, which she guest edited. There is no other photographer she considered to bring this meaningful project to life… He will be deeply missed.”

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Photographer Peter Lindbergh dies at 74

Famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died, aged 74.The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday. A spokesperson for Lindbergh’s family announced the sad news on his official …

Famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died, aged 74.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Lindbergh’s family announced the sad news on his official Instagram page on Wednesday morning. A cause of death was not shared.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74,” they wrote alongside a black-and-white photograph. “He is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, his four sons Benjamin, Jeremy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren. He leaves a big void.”

Born Peter Brodbeck in 1944, Lindbergh garnered international acclaim in the late 1980s when he began photographing a new generation of models, including Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington.

A year later, he famously shot them posing together for the January 1990 cover of British Vogue, and over the course of his career worked with many designers and top models.

Most recently, Lindbergh helmed the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, titled Forces for Change, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and featured influential women such as Adut Akech, Gemma Chan, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, and Jameela Jamil.

Tributes to Lindbergh are already flowing on social media, with Evangelista posting, “Heartbroken. R.I.P. my Peet,” and model Lara Stone commenting, “Oh how much I’ll miss you, I’m heartbroken. Rest in peace dear Peter.”

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Charlize Theron gets ’90s-inspired bowl haircut for Fast & Furious 9

Charlize Theron has opted for a ’90s-inspired bowl cut for her appearance in Fast & Furious 9.The Academy Award-winning actress made her debut in the eighth instalment of the action franchise, 2017’s The Fate of the Furious, in which she played Cipher,…

Charlize Theron has opted for a ’90s-inspired bowl cut for her appearance in Fast & Furious 9.

The Academy Award-winning actress made her debut in the eighth instalment of the action franchise, 2017’s The Fate of the Furious, in which she played Cipher, a criminal mastermind and cyberterrorist who coerces Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) into working against his team by holding Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) and their son hostage.

For her part in the movie, Charlize sported platinum blonde locks which were styled into twisted braids, but on Monday, she took to Instagram to upload a snap of Cipher’s new hairdo – a short brunette crop with honey blonde highlights.

“She’s baaaaack #Fast9,” she captioned two snaps from the set of the film.

Charlize, 44, didn’t share any further details about her latest transformation, however, her longtime hairstylist Adir Abergel uploaded a post in which he explained that the bowl cut was influenced by “early images” of 1990s supermodels Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford by photographer Peter Lindbergh.

“I always feel so blessed collaborating with this insanely talented human @charlizeafrica. I was inspired by early images of Linda Evangelista shot by @therealpeterlindbergh. It took some rad people to make this one come to life,” the hair expert captioned a picture of Charlize, before adding a vintage photo of Linda and Cindy and writing: “I was inspired by Linda Evangelista and Peter Lindbergh early ’90s vibes for Charlize’s new hair look. This image of @lindaevangelista@cindycrawford has been in my brain for a long time.”

A number of Charlize’s celebrity followers were quick to praise her bold new look too, with Lily Collins writing in the comments section, “Love this!!” and January Jones adding, “This hair is next level good. But would only look good on you.”

Fast & Furious 9, also starring Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, John Cena, and Helen Mirren, is due to hit cinemas in May 2020.

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Adut Akech surprised to learn of Duchess of Sussex’s involvement in Vogue issue

Adut Akech only found out Meghan, Duchess of Sussex had chosen her for British Vogue’s Forces for Change issue when she recently received a surprise call from the royal.The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Adelaide, Australia, appears o…

Adut Akech only found out Meghan, Duchess of Sussex had chosen her for British Vogue’s Forces for Change issue when she recently received a surprise call from the royal.

The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Adelaide, Australia, appears on the September 2019 issue of British Vogue alongside 14 other trailblazing women including Adwoa Aboah, Christy Turlington, and Jane Fonda.

The issue, entitled Forces for Change, was guest-edited by the actress-turned-royal, who began working with editor-in-chief Edward Enninful in January, but Akech had no idea she was involved in the cover until she received a phone call from the Duchess herself last week.

“Feeling so extremely honoured and proud to be on the September 2019 Issue cover of @britishvogue #forcesofchange along side the most inspirational women I know,” the 19-year-old wrote on Instagram. “A few nights ago I got one of the best surprise, a phone call from The Duchess of Sussex herself to tell me she was the guest-editor of this issue. She told me that she finds me and my story so inspiring and those words I will never forget for the rest of my life. The thought of being chosen by HRH The Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal and @edward_enninful as one the fifteenth amazing women looked as the #Forcesofchange completely blows my mind!

“Thank you @edward_enninful… and your entire team at British Vogue for recognising me. What this moment means to me I can’t explain in words.”

The cover stars, also including actresses Yara Shadidi, Salma Hayek and Laverne Cox, were photographed by Peter Lindbergh in studios in London and New York, with the exception of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

According to Lindbergh, the Duchess instructed him over the phone to show the women as their natural selves.

“My instructions from the Duchess were clear: ‘I want to see freckles!'” he said. “Well, that was like running through open doors for me. I love freckles.”

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Emma Watson’s baby bangs created for Vogue Australia shoot

Emma Watson had her baby bangs cut in for the Vogue Australia’s March cover shoot.Beauty and the Beast actress Emma debuted the chic cut at the BAFTA Tea Party in January (18), and showed it off again at the Golden Globes the following day.However, the…

Emma Watson had her baby bangs cut in for the Vogue Australia’s March cover shoot.

Beauty and the Beast actress Emma debuted the chic cut at the BAFTA Tea Party in January (18), and showed it off again at the Golden Globes the following day.

However, the style wasn’t created for awards season, but rather for her shoot with Australian Vogue, which was inspired by Audrey Hepburn.

French stylist Odile Gilbert was the woman behind the look, and she explained to the publication why Emma was such a dream to work with.

“The day was magic,” she beamed. “She’s a dream, a lot of energy, she can dance, sing. Very good sense of humour and she loves fashion and beauty.

“I think baby bangs are always in fashion – it can be long or short depending of the face. It’s always cute and young, it’s very French. I guess it’s very charming… Emma loves to play with her hair, we tried a lot of styles and the bang was really cute (sic)!”

Emma shot with Peter Lindbergh for her piece with the fashion glossy, with a series of black and white images making the final cut.

The 27-year-old also acted as guest editor on the issue, titled Designing the Future, and in her editor’s letter, she thanked famed photographer Peter for his photos.

“Thank you, Vogue Australia, for allowing me this platform to share stories and movements I care about,” Emma wrote. “Thank you, Peter Lindbergh, for your careful eye and such a joyous shoot. Thank you to all the collaborators for sharing your voice and your self. And lastly, thank you to anyone picking up this issue and reading it. You are the biggest piece to the puzzle of our global wellbeing. Join me in a one-degree shift!”

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