Photographie: Christian Dior by Brigitte Niedermair
Photographs by Brigitte Niedermair, Text by Olivier Gabet and Maria Grazia Chiuri and Brigitte Lacombe and Martino Gamper
A unique collection of photographs by Brigitte Niedermair, celebrating her original, creative collaboration with the House of Dior.
Informed by her parallel paths as an artist and a photographer, Brigitte Niedermair expands the conventions and biases of the fashion image system. Her work focuses on representations of women’s bodies in art and culture, with deeply constructed images and striking compositions that make for a distinctive style.
This volume explores the remarkable relationship between Dior and Niedermair’s aesthetic, resulting in photographs radiating a strong sense of unconventional femininity. The first section is devoted to the collaboration throughout the recent years, followed by a portfolio of exclusive images of historical and iconic Christian Dior creations. Captured with an analogic, classical technique in a five-by-four-inch format—which was used during photography’s early beginnings—42 pieces from Dior archives are photographed twice, with each version of the image offering a unique perspective and revealing hidden details, such as the construction of the designs. With the principal essay by Olivier Gabet and contributions by Dior’s creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and artists and friends of Niedermair, this beautifully crafted book offers an extraordinary look into one of today’s most fascinating creatives.
About The Author
Brigitte Niedermair is an Italian photographer alternating artistic research with fashion photography. Her works are included in private collections, museums, and public institutions. Olivier Gabet is the director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) in Paris. Maria Grazia Chiuri is the creative director of Dior. Brigitte Lacombe is a French photographer. Martino Gamperis an Italian designer. Marcello Jori is an Italian visual artist and designer.