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"Lindbergh: the eye of a century"

Estelle Lefébure, Karen Alexander, Rachel Williams, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, and Christy Turlington Vogue, Aug 1988

Peter Lindbergh leaves us at the age of 74: he was one of the best photographer ever and left behind a fashion world now orphan of its best interpreter.

Milla Jovovich, New York 1996 for Italian Vogue

Interested in art since a young age, after the studies Lindbergh moved to Paris where he became part of the fashion system with its glossy background of celebrities. World that he do his by his own rules, never submitting to its logic of conformism and group belonging. Straight to his path, he always stayed true to a specific aesthetic, developing during time and adapting to the person Lindbergh was becoming, but in the same time able to stay faithful to his vision and the ideals that made him a passionate of photography. Lindbergh told us fifty years of costume and society through his pictures. Real, not constructed, still so close to perfection. Most of the time in black and white.

Even who’s not into fashion would have seen at least one of his very famous portrait of the well known models Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, just to name a few.

He leaves us his last piece of art in the September issue of Vogue UK, whose cover is made of 15 portraits of as many important of today. The issue, now out, had been edited by the duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, and it’s going to be in the top ten of Vogue issues that mark History: a piece of collection. The issue recalls a old Vogue UK number signed by Lindbergh, the January of 1990 one, whose cover shown Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington e Linda Evangelista.

Natalia Vodianova in the May 2015 issue of Esquire Russia

Ambassador of changing time, Lindbergh always looked at the future with clear eye, now as much as before. And now the empty space where he used to be will be hard to fill again, in these hard time of today.

words Giulia Greco


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