Iconic images float across the pages of this intricately intimate photography book created to depict Richard Avedon's key Dior-filled moments. Twiggy dances the flamenco, Audrey Hepburn wanders the streets of Paris, while Avedon's wife waits longingly on a train platform.

 

Starting the book Jacqueline de Ribes, writes that Avedon was "the most seductive, enthusiastic, dynamic, inspiring, demanding and extravagant of photographers." This book is testment to this.

 

Then there's Avedon's infamous elephant image, the one where Dovima, is wearing the Soirée de Paris evening gown from 1955. Describing it as "a choreographic moment," Avedon went on to say: "I saw the elephants under the glass roof and I immediately knew I had to find the right dress. I seized all the potential one could see." 

 

Now that potential is printed is a must-see coffee table book, which has already been released in France but it's not due in the US or UK until November 24. So until then flip through the fashionable pages of Dior by Avedon below.

Book of the week: Dior by Avedon

Book of the week: Dior by Avedon

Book of the week: Dior by Avedon