Peter Lindbergh was born on November 23 in the year 1944 in Leszno, which was a German-occupied city in Poland. He was the photographer that basically launched the term “supermodel” in the ’90s, photographing his models in their natural state, with little to no makeup.
In 1988, Lindbergh’s work became internationally acknowledged when he showed a new generation of models all dressed in white shirts. We’re talking about none other than Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington. In that same year, Lindbergh also shot Vogue’s first cover under Anna Wintour. For the British Vogue cover of January 1990, he shot a group of models all at once for the first time. Which was the start of the era of supermodels. Around the same time, Gianni Versace had hired the new supermodels and Peter for Versace’s Fall/Winter 1991 collection.