Legendary fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has left his mortal body on September 3, 2019 at age 74. The announcement of his death came on Lindbergh’s Instagram Wednesday morning.
Lindbergh shot campaigns for Dior and Calvin Klein. His cinematic images in fashion publications, such as Vogue, W Magazine, Numero and more carried enormous credibility and artistry. Lindbergh photographed the Pirelli calendar twice, in 1996 and 2002.
Most recently, Lindbergh was the chief collaborator with HRH The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful on the September 2019 Forces for Change issue. The mammoth cover shoot took place over three continents and several days via video link. Lindbergh was the only man for the job. “He makes everybody feel their best,” said British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful.
If you take out the fashion and the artifice, you can then see the real person. – Peter Lindbergh
The Forces of Change issue was Lindbergh’s first cover for the magazine since September 1992. Peter Lindbergh is perhaps best known for his famous fashion world January 1990 British Vogue cover featuring supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz and Christy Turlington.