Christian Dior

Designer of Dreams

Author: Florence Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500021545

Category: Design

Page: 368

View: 1671


2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior. It was in 1947 that Christian Dior presented his first collection and heralded the birth of a new fashion silhouette for women. After the austerity of the war years, the cinched waistlines, full skirts and soft shoulders of the New Look came to embody a revival of Parisian luxury. Paris regained its place as the global capital of fashion and the name of Dior became a synonym for haute couture. For this book, seventy of the most memorable looks created Christian Dior and his successors - Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferr�, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri - have been specially selected and photographed in fascinating detail. These wonderful designs are also featured in sketches, runway shots and fashion shoots by the world's greatest fashion photographers, including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier, Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino and Nick Knight. Recurring themes from the history of Dior are discussed in depth: the concept of line and architecture in fashion; the influence of history and art (the Palace of Versailles, the Empire style, Impressionism, the Belle �poque, the Ballets Russes, Picasso, Dal�, Pollock); the use of colour; the influence of gardens and landscapes as sources of inspiration; and, of course, the brand's muses and famous clients: the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Princess Grace of Monaco, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Isabelle Adjani, Princess Diana, Marion Cotillard, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence and more.


A New Look, a New Enterprise (1947-57)

Author: Alexandra Palmer

Publisher: V & A Publishing

ISBN: 9781851779857

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 5446


In 1947 Christian Dior rocked the fashion world with his New Look, which dominated postwar fashion and firmly secured the name of his house in the minds of the public and the fashion industry. He drew on historical models of femininity, the unique skills of Parisian haute couture, and a myriad of suppliers to produce stunning designs that captured a mood of optimism after World War II. Dior also designed and marketed ready-made luxe lines and broke new ground by creating and controlling innovative global licensing agreements for all Dior products, from perfume to stockings, jewelry, bathing suits, and even men's ties. Newly expanded and updated, this absorbing and beautiful book examines the seminal years of Christian Dior, 1947-57, from a truly international perspective.

John Galliano for Dior

Author: Robert Fairer,Hamish Bowles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500022405

Category: Design

Page: 432

View: 7787


John Galliano's extraordinary fashion creations for the House of Dior, captured in inspiring and never-before-seen images by celebrated Vogue photographer Robert Fairer.

Christian Dior

The Man who Made the World Look New

Author: Marie France Pochna

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559703406

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 314

View: 8296


Chronicles Dior's rise to fame beginning in 1947 with the introduction of his "New Look," the reestablishment of Paris as the center of the fashion world, and his influence on fashion today

Christian Dior

Author: Richard Harrison Martin,Harold Koda,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870998234

Category: Art

Page: 207

View: 5334


A study of Christian Dior as an artist, focusing on his achievements through his works rather than through biography.

Satin Dreams

Author: Maggie Davis

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149761368X

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 9040


An up-and-coming model faces the pleasures—and pressures—of fame in this novel of romantic suspense from the award-winning author of Satin Doll. Alix is on her way to becoming the hottest fashion model in Paris. She has success, power, beauty—and a dark secret. She is running away from a past she refuses to accept and a man she refuses to be tamed by. Serving as the model for the first American fashion house opening in Paris, Alix must use her unusual beauty and skills to help with the launch, or else it will end in dismal failure. Can she resist the dark eyes of the mysterious man who haunts her and escape her past?

Dreaming of Dior

Every Dress Tells a Story

Author: Charlotte Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439187576

Category: Design

Page: 296

View: 5192


Charlotte Smith had already had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. She lived life to the fullest in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and making it her home. Then she discovered that she had inherited a priceless vintage clothing collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell. When the boxes started arriving, they were filled with more than three thousand pieces dating from 1790 to 1995, from Dior and Chanel originals to a dainty pioneer dress. But when she unearthed her godmother’s book of stories, the true value of what she had been given hit home. This wasn’t merely a collection of beautiful things; it was a collection of lives. Women’s lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic. This is a book for any woman who knows a dress can hold a lifetime of memories.

Fashions of a Decade

Author: Patricia Baker

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118910

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 65

View: 4156


Clothing has been a consistent recorder of history through the years, documenting the heights of fashion as it threaded its way through post-war society. This work traces this intricate history, from nylon stockings and stiletto heels to full skirts and slim-fitting bodices to Baby Doll nightwear and textured leisure suits.