Milestones of the Dior look from 1947 to now
In celebration of Diors 70th anniversary and produced in close collaboration with the House of Dior, one of the worlds most prestigious couture houses, this beautiful publication features garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017 and more than 100 stunning images.
The House of Dior explores the story of the fashion house through a series of themes, featuring works by the seven designers who have played key roles in shaping Diors renowned fashionable silhouette: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferr , John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri. It narrates Diors rich history, including Christian Diors early influences, insights into the Dior atelier workrooms, the role that accessories and perfume have played in expressing the complete Dior look and the milestones of its six successive designers following Diors sudden death in 1957. Highlights include examples from Christian Diors iconic spring 1947 New Look collection, magnificent displays of Diors signature ball gowns and evening dresses, as well as designs from the inaugural couture collection of the Houses first female head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Sumptuous in its design, this large-format hardback is led by full-page photography of works, and historical and contextual imagery. Writers include leading fashion writer Lydia Kamitsis and curators Katie Somerville and Danielle Whitfield.