- Peter Lindbergh
- ‘Mathilde, Paris', 1989
- Silver print
- Image 210 x 168 cm (82 ½ x 66 in.);
frame 217 x 175 cm (85 ½ x 69 in.)
Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women, Schirmer Mosel, 1997, ill. p. 107.
He created fashion icons by presenting them in unusual locations. Mathilde is a perfect example of this predilection. The photograph is a tribute to Erwin Blumenfeld who had, half a century earlier, photographed Lisa Fonssagrives in a white dress as she stood on the Eiffel Tower. But unlike Blumenfeld, encapsulating Mathilde wearing just riding pants, Lindbergh offers a new modern interpretation of women with his approach being “not to violate the model’s personality by transforming them with makeup and hair, but to find their personality”.