A Direct Hit.

lisa taylor by chris von wangenheim dior 1976

Ah, the seventies: Indulgent drugs and disco-decadence…and Dior. Model Lisa Taylor’s shot by Chris von Wangenheim (that is, unless she shoots first) for Christian Dior sunglasses in 1976.

Christian Dior sunglasses 1976

Nightlife, 1976.

patti hansen dior chris von wangenheim

Mid-seventies decadence, reminiscent of the provocative Helmut Newton photos shot for the 1978 film The Eyes Of Laura Mars about Faye Dunaway’s edgy fashion photographer stalked by a psycho killer. Here Chris von Wangenheim shot Patti Hansen for Christina Dior’s 1976 “Nightlife Is Your Dior” campaign, juxtaposing elegant couture cocktail gowns with flaming car wrecks, and doing it, well…just ‘cuz.

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Boutique Noir

alexi lubomirski shopping noir

Boutique Noir? Fashion Fatale? Deadly Dior? We could throw out tags forever for this armful of haute couture shopping bags in Candice Swanepoel’s hands, moodily lit for photographer Alexi Lubomirski’s lens.

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