Monday, November 24, 2014

The Women of Peter Lindbergh: 14 Supermodel Portraits from the Iconic Photographer..Before the smoky eye reached decade-defining levels of ubiquity, there were Peter Lindbergh’s sooty-lidded nineties muses—raw, powerful beauties like Nadja Auermann and Tatjana Patitz, whose bronze skin and sprinkling of freckles he captured with black-and-white cinematic intensity. It was Lindbergh, too, who helped launch the supermodel era with his troupe of bare-faced newcomers (including Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista) in his first spread for Vogue in 1988—championing a more natural definition of bombshell beauty and a lived-in ease that resonated with his celebrated subjects. More recently, the photographer—whose current exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris was recently extended through December—has turned his lens on modern day It girls Edie Campbell, Arizona Muse, and Joan Smalls with equal success. Here, in honor of his 69th birthday, a look at fourteen of our favorite Peter Lindbergh beauty moments.