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24 July
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Annie Leibovitz in Arles

We take a look at the exhibition Annie Leibovitz Archive Project #1: The Early Years, 1970-1983, running in Arles until September 24th. This retrospective, produced by the LUMA Foundation archive programme, of which Dior is a sponsor, focuses the spotlight on the start of the American photographer’s stellar career. 

When her name comes up, one immediately thinks of those portraits in which she has managed to totally capture the personality and intimate nature of her famous sitters – Michael Jackson caught in untrammeled dance; Demi Moore pregnant and nude, a cover that caused a global sensation; Queen Elizabeth II with her family at Windsor Castle… One also recalls images that have become iconic, featuring the Lady Dior bag in New York in 2009. With the exhibition Annie Leibovitz Archive Project #1: The Early Years, 1970-1983, the LUMA Foundation, sponsored by Dior, introduces visitors to a less well-known era of the photographer’s output. In the Grande Halle in Arles, Annie Leibovitz has selected and displayed over five hundred images from the beginning of her career, tracing her artistic evolution from when she started working for the magazine Rolling Stone in 1970. Photos taken on the wing offer snapshots of everyday life. There’s the famous image of John Lennon wrapped around Yoko Ono, taken only hours before he was assassinated; there are portraits of Bob Dylan, his face concealed behind his hands or dark glasses; photo reportage from a 1975 Rolling Stones tour, the Beach Boys billing California-style, Louis Armstrong playing his trumpet at home, and the list goes on. 

24 July
events

The Exhibition Dior: The Art of Color in Arles

As part of the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival taking place annually in the southern French city, until 24 September the Galerie du Cloître plays host to the exhibition Dior: The Art of Color presented by the House. It’s an invitation to discover the connection between Dior and color, through images that feature the  thrilling work of Serge Lutens, Tyen and Peter Philips.

A nude look is punctuated by pure green on the lips and eyelids, like a manifesto, the work of Peter Philips ; a stylized makeup look recalling the paintings of Amadeo Modigliani was created by Serge Lutens; a face is lit up by blue shaded wires by Tyen, and that’s just for starters. Among the stone walls of the Galerie du Cloître, Dior makeup makes a color-drenched statement, through some of the most arresting looks and photo series by the designers who have headed up makeup at the House. This color identity is further captured in the book Dior: The Art of Color published by Rizzoli.

24 July
events

Dior at the Rencontres d’Arles

Since 1970, it has been one of the world’s most important annual events for photography. Rencontres d’Arles takes place this year from July 3rd to September 24th, with forty or so exhibitions in various emblematic locations around the southern French city. The House has taken over the Galerie du Cloître for its own exhibition Dior: The Art of Color, but is also supporting the photo archives of the LUMA Foundation, which is currently featuring the work of photographer Annie Leibovitz. Stay connected to discover our events in the company of Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow and a host of others invited to visit Arles by the House on July 5th and 6th

22 July
VIP

The Savoir-faire of Miranda Kerr’s

Flower Girl’s Dress 

Step inside the Baby Dior ateliers where the dress for Miranda Kerr’s flower girl was made – a light, vaporous creation inspired by the bride’s own dress and designed by Creative Director Cordelia de Castellane.

22 July
VIP

The Savoir-faire of Miranda Kerr’s Wedding Dress: Photos 

From the cutting out of the lily-of-the-valley petals to the needle’s final stitches, we offer you an overview of the different stages in the creation of the wedding dress specially designed for Miranda Kerr by Maria Grazia Chiuri, and made in the haute couture ateliers at 30 Avenue Montaigne.  

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