Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s first female designer, enlisted nine female photographers to personally capture her creations for #TheWomenBehindTheLens project.
And the results are incredible.
One photographer, Brigitte Lacombe, took to Instagram to share her story of photographing twin sisters, Ruth and May Bell:
Another photographer, Maripol, shot the collection using a polaroid.
“The Dior woman is ‘in the now’. She is active, independent - with character - but never forgets that she is feminine,” wrote Maripol on Instagram.
“I interpreted the collection with what I know best: my faithful polaroid. I was a child of Andy Warhol, and he inspired me.
“It was important to saturate the colours to give a vintage look to the Polaroid snapshots, to capture these young beauties from a different angle, to get close-ups of faces, details and the clothes.”
Dior’s interviews with photographers Maripol, Brigitte Lacombe, Brigitte Niedermair, and Janette Beckman are truly inspirational - especially for young women aiming to break into the business.
Maripol discusses the differences she feels when working with women:
Brigitte Niedermair openly discusses her own agenda of always employing female assistants:
Photographer Janette Beckman talks about being given the privilege of working with such an esteemed brand:
We’re all about giving women an opportunity to share their stories. More of this in 2017, please.