Inside Dior Couture By Paolo Roversi

Diana Bell-Heather   |   06 - 02 - 2018

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Model Tami Williams Stylist Grace Coddington ©Paolo Roversi

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First published in W Magazine April 1997 ©Paolo Roversi

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First published in Dior Magazine Summer 2017 ©Paolo Roversi

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Model Sofia Mechetner ©Paolo Roversi

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Stylist Alex White First published in VOGUE Australia August 2017 ©Paolo Roversi

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Model Naomi Campbell First published in VOGUE ITALIA September 1996 ©Paolo Roversi

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Model Kate Moss First published in W Magazine April 2015 ©Paolo Roversi

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Model Tami Williams Stylist Grace Coddington © Paolo Roversi

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Junon dress Autumn Winter 1949 Haute Couture collection Milieu du Siecle line by Christian Dior

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Kimoja ensemble Spring Summer 1997 Haute Couture collection by John Galliano

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Metamorphique dress Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri

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Monaco Dress Spring Summer 1959 Haute Couture collection Longue line by Yves Saint Laurent

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San Carlo ensemble Spring Summer 1961 Haute Couture collection Slim Look line by Marc Bohan

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Shalimar Dress Autumn Winter 1996 Haute Couture collection by Gianfranco Ferre

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Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection by Raf Simons

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Voyageur suit Autumn Winter 1955 Haute Couture collection Y line by Christian Dior

Dior have released a new book of couture images captured by fashion photographer Paolo Roversi.

 

Dior Images Paolo Roversi is a collaboration between the couture house with leading creative Roversi and documents a series of iconic pictures taken by the photographer and published in leading fashion magazines over the last 27 years. The collection of images features models including Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova and Laetitia Casta.

 

In addition to archive images, the book exclusively reveals a selection of Christian Dior’s most beautiful designs, photographed during a session that famous stylist Grace Coddington worked on.

 

DIOR IMAGES PAOLO ROVERSI

 

A native of Ravenna in Italy, Paolo Roversi arrived in Paris in 1973. He discovered the work of Richard Avedon and Irving Penn and went on to meet Robert Frank, Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton. In the 1990s, he began to photograph Haute Couture creations for prestigious magazines such as Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, British Vogue and W. Paolo Roversi has spent over forty years creating a remarkable and profoundly poetic body of work. His skilful use of Polaroid film combined with a large-format camera underpins a highly sensitive view of women, helping to create the fragile grace that makes his style immediately recognisable. His frequent use of blurs evokes the origins of fashion photography and removes the dividing line between the models’ bodies and the world that surrounds them.

 

Watch the interview below to discover further inspiration behind the latest book.

 

 

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