Informed by her parallel paths as an artist and a photographer, Brigitte Niedermair’s work for Dior dynamically surpasses the conventions of fashion photography. This volume explores the remarkable relationship between Dior and Niedermair’s aesthetic, resulting in photographs that radiate a strong sense of unconventional femininity. The first section is devoted to this collaboration in recent years, followed by a portfolio of exclusive images of historical and iconic Christian Dior creations.
Captured with a classic five-by-four-inch format camera—the standard format of early fashion photography—42 pieces from the Dior archives are photographed twice, with each version of the image offering a unique perspective and revealing hidden details, such as the ingenious 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 a riveting examination into one of today’s most fascinating creative minds.
About the Authors: Brigitte Niedermair is an Italian photographer alternating artistic research with fashion photography. Her works are included in private collections, museums, and public institutions. Maria Grazia Chiuri is the creative director of Dior. Olivier Gabet is the director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) in Paris. Martino Gamper is an Italian designer. Marcello Jori is an Italian visual artist and designer. Brigitte Lacombe is a French photographer. Maripol is a French photographer and stylist.
Rizzoli : Photographie : Christian Dior by Brigitte Niedermair
Photographs by Brigitte Niedermair
Text by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Olivier Gabet, Martino Gamper, Marcello Jori, Brigitte Lacombe, and Maripol
Hardcover / 11.5” x 14.25” / 296 pages / 200 color and B&W photographs
$150.00 U.S. / $200.00 Canadian / £110.00 U.K.
ISBN: 978-0-8478-7116-2 / Rizzoli New York
Release date: April 2022