30 years of fashion through Peter Lindbergh’s lens
It’s quite unusual writing about an exposition well in advance. Starting from 10th September 2016, an exhibition dedicated to Peter Lindbergh’s photography and its connection with fashion will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. A Different History of Fashion’s world première will be held at Kunsthal museum then there will be an international tour until February 2017. This exposition will focus on 30 years of history of fashion, as seen by Peter Lindbergh’s eyes. We have to thank the curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot who will give access to his personal archives.
The exhibition consists of 250 photos that tell us about the history of contemporary fashion through its iconic pictures. Lindbergh collaborated with the most influential designers, such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Giorgio Armani.
Peter Lindbergh finds out about his passion for photography in 1971, then he collaborates with the most renowned fashion magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Face, since the end of 70’s. He reveals himself as one of the most influential fashion photographer right away, thanks to his new vision of photography. His minimalist approach and the romantic vision that emerges from his portraits give a new interpretation of woman, that is a must starting from 80’s. His high-contrast black&white is influenced by German expressionist movies, 20’s art and modern dance, industrial surroundings. Think about Fritz Lang’s masterpiece Metropolis where Maria’s charming gaze can be found in Lindbergh’s portraits as well. Beauty, according to Lindbergh, is nothing artificial, it is amplified by its authenticity indeed. «I don’t think real beauty can exist without truth. This idea disqualifies today’s excessive retouching» Lindbergh stated.
Lindbergh’s photography interweaves with the first generation of super top models, gathering for the first time Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Karen Mulder and Stephanie Seymour for the iconic Wild at Heart shoot. The shooting for Vogue was held in Brooklyn in 1991 with they styling of the talented Grace Coddington who mixed up Chanel and Schott.
In this exposition there will be unseen polaroids, storyboards, backstage films with Kate Moss and Mariacarla Boscono plus various video-interviews.
A must-see exhibition for every fashion and photography lover out there.