• Linda Evangelista, Paris, France, 1990
  • Kristen McMenamy, Le Touquet, France, 2009
  • Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer,
    Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, Stephanie Seymour, Brooklyn, New York, USA
    , 1991
  • Milla Jovovich, Paris, France, 1998
  • Milla Jovovich, New York, USA, 2000
  • Hommage à Pina Bausch, Paris, France, 1997
Linda. Naomi. Tatjana. Cindy. Christy. No conversation about the pantheon of Supermodels, with a capital S, is complete without mention of Peter — as in photographer Peter Lindbergh, oft-credited with creating the Supermodel phenomenon of the Nineties. That iconic, and revolutionary, 1990 British Vogue cover featuring those girls together for the first time? That was Lindbergh. The person who convinced Ms. Evangelista to famously chop her locks? Yes, that was him too. He’s responsible for countless indelible images from that era — not to mention the 1991 documentary Models, The Film, which chronicled that first-name-only set. There’s a strength and raw emotion to his subjects that only he, inspired by early German cinema, can quite capture. But don’t just take our word for it. The Gagosian Gallery in Paris is holding a 30-year retrospective of his work, ranging from those groundbreaking fashion photographs to shots from his more personal oeuvre.

All photographs by Peter Lindbergh; © Peter Lindbergh, courtesy Gagosian Gallery

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