A photographic portfolio of Dior’s haute couture fashion, taken over a twenty-five-year period by Paolo Roversi. The majority of Roversi’s Polaroid images are presented alone, their intimacy accentuated by the absence of graphic devices. Without a grid to conform to, each image finds its own size on the spacious page. Printed with exceptionally matt lithographic inks, the images merge with the warm cotton paper and when occasionally reproduced as tipped-in plates, they reveal a related image below.
Emanuele Coccia’s short text appears in a revived hairline typewriter face from the 1940s, drawn for the project by Julian Morey.