Christian Dior

Designer of Dreams

Author: Florence Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500021545

Category: Design

Page: 368

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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.

Christian Dior

The Biography

Author: Marie-France Pochna

Publisher: Overlook Press

ISBN: 9781590200827

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A lavishly illustrated portrait of the acclaimed French designer cites his pivotal contributions to women's fashion and establishing Paris's role as an industry leader, in an account that documents his career and achievements as reflected by more than half a century's worth of designs for famous celebrities and aristocrats. 15,000 first printing.

DF 40

Author: Florence Müller,Farid Chenoune,Philippe Thiebaut,Barbara Jeauffroy,Brigitte Richart

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847841545

Category: Art

Page: 152

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A gorgeous exploration of the relationship between the haute couture of Dior and the Impressionist movement. Christian Dior grew up in Granville, in Normandy, in a natural environment similar to the setting favored by the Impressionist artists. Throughout his career, he designed dresses that show links with this art movement, such as the elegance seen in the Impressionist paintings, with subtle connections through common themes such as nature, light, color, and the notion of movement. Published to accompany the Impressions Dior exhibition presented at the Mus�e Christian Dior in Granville, France, this lavish volume features over 150 pieces of gorgeous art—including noted artworks by Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Manet—alongside a magnificent visual tour of Dior garments, from Christian Dior’s first designs to Raf Simons’s latest collection.

Dreaming of Dior

Every Dress Tells a Story

Author: Charlotte Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439187576

Category: Design

Page: 296

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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.

Dior Glamour

1952-1962

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847841855

Category: Design

Page: 215

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Collects photographs of Dior collections between 1952 and 1962 for Life Magazine from Mark Shaw.

Dior

The New Look Revolution

Author: Laurence Benaim

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847846644

Category: Design

Page: 152

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"This publication accompanies the exhibition Dior: The New Look Revolution, organized by the Praesence de Christian Dior association at the Musaee Christian Dior in Granville from June 6 to November 1, 2015."--Page 148.

Dior by Christian Dior

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614285489

Category: Design

Page: 500

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In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the house of Dior comes the first volume in a series of books devoted to each designer of the couture house. Dior by Christian Dior is the ultimate compendium of the most iconic designs conceived by Christian Dior. Featuring a wealth of stunning photographs by Laziz Hamani and lovingly detailed text by Musee Galliera director Olivier Saillard, this monumental volume encompasses a curated selection of Christian Dior's most important haute couture creations.

Christian Dior and Germany 1947-1957

Author: Adelheid Rasche,Christina Thomson

Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 270

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A look at the career and impact made on the fashion world from his first collection presented in 1947.

American Dior

Author: N.A

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 9782759404872

Category: Design

Page: 167

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Christian Dior lived the American dream. From the first time he set foot in New York, the legendary designer had a special - relationship with the United States, and he may even be more important in America than in France. This book shows why.

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

Author: Katie Somerville,Lydia Kamitsis,Danielle Whitfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925432336

Category: Design

Page: 256

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Milestones of the Dior look from 1947 to now In celebration of Dior's 70th anniversary and produced in close collaboration with the House of Dior, one of the world's 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 Diorexplores the story of the fashion house through a series of themes, featuring works by the seven designers who have played key roles in shaping Dior's renowned fashionable silhouette: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri. It narrates Dior's rich history, including Christian Dior's 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 Dior's sudden death in 1957. Highlights include examples from Christian Dior's iconic spring 1947 New Look collection, magnificent displays of Dior's signature ball gowns and evening dresses, as well as designs from the inaugural couture collection of the House's 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.

Dior by Yves Saint Laurent

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614285991

Category: Fashion design

Page: 300

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The second volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of the prestigious house of Dior since its inception, Dior by Yves Saint Laurent encompasses Yves Saint Laurent's most iconic haute couture creations for the renowned house, from the Trapeze silhouette of his debut Spring-Summer 1958 collection to the beatnik inspiration for Fall-Winter 1960. Featuring a wealth of stunning photographs by Laziz Hamani and expressive text by Saint Laurent biographer Laurence Benaïm, this monumental volume provides profound insight into Saint Laurent's inspirations, influences, and vision for the evolution of the house of Dior.

Keeping Their Marbles

How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There

Author: Tiffany Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191631892

Category: History

Page: 368

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The fabulous collections housed in the world's most famous museums are trophies from an imperial age. Yet the huge crowds that each year visit the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris, or the Metropolitan in New York have little idea that many of the objects on display were acquired by coercion or theft. Now the countries from which these treasures came would like them back. The Greek demand for the return of the Elgin Marbles is the tip of an iceberg that includes claims for the Benin Bronzes from Nigeria, sculpture from Turkey, scrolls and porcelain taken from the Chinese Summer Palace, textiles from Peru, the bust of Nefertiti, Native American sacred objects and Aboriginal human remains. In Keeping Their Marbles, Tiffany Jenkins tells the bloody story of how western museums came to acquire these objects. She investigates why repatriation claims have soared in recent decades and demonstrates how it is the guilt and insecurity of the museums themselves that have stoked the demands for return. Contrary to the arguments of campaigners, she shows that sending artefacts back will not achieve the desired social change nor repair the wounds of history. Instead, this ground-breaking book makes the case for museums as centres of knowledge, demonstrating that no object has a single home and no one culture owns culture.

The Master of Us All

Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World

Author: Mary Blume

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466836067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A sparkling life of the monumental fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga When Cristóbal Balenciaga died in 1972, the news hit the front page of The New York Times. One of the most innovative and admired figures in the history of haute couture, Balenciaga was, said Schiaparelli, “the only designer who dares do what he likes.” He was, said Christian Dior,“the master of us all.” But despite his extraordinary impact, Balenciaga was a man hidden from view. Unlike today’s celebrity designers, he saw to it that little was known about him, to the point that some French journalists wondered if he existed at all. Even his most notable and devoted clients—Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Hutton, a clutch of Rothschilds—never met him. But one woman knew Balenciaga very well indeed. The first person he hired when he opened his Paris house (then furnished with only a table and a stool) was Florette Chelot, who became his top vendeuse—as much an adviser as a saleswoman. She witnessed the spectacular success of his first collection, and they worked closely for more than thirty years, until 1968, when Balenciaga abruptly closed his house without telling any of his staff. Youth-oriented fashion was taking over, Paris was in upheaval, and the elder statesman wanted no part of it. In The Master of Us All , Mary Blume tells the remarkable story of the man and his house through the eyes of the woman who knew him best. Intimate and revealing, this is an unprecedented portrait of a designer whose vision transformed an industry but whose story has never been told until now.

Dior

Catwalk

Author: Alexander Fury,Adélia Sabatini

Publisher: Catwalk

ISBN: 9780500519349

Category: Costume design

Page: 632

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This book gathers together, for the first time, every Dior haute couture collection, including also ready-to-wear collections after the arrival of John Galliano (when ready-to-wear presentations took on a new importance), and the first two collections designed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, appointed in 2016. It offers a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world's most famous fashion brands and discover rarely seen collections. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Dior before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically. Each new 'era' in Dior's history is inaugurated by a brief overview and biography of the new designer, while individual collections are introduced by a short text unveiling their influences and highlights and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. After Chanel, Dior is the second volume in a series of high-end, cloth-bound books that offer a complete and unrivalled overview of the collections of the world's top fashion houses through original catwalk photography.

Vogue on Christian Dior

Author: Charlotte Sinclair

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127774

Category: Design

Page: 160

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In 1947, Christian Dior stunned the fashion world with his first collection, the “New Look,” which transformed the way women dressed, and he continued to send shock waves with his later shows, significantly altering the fashion landscape. Vogue on Christian Dior tells the story of Dior’s searchfor the perfect line and how his unique style and vision of women’s ideal silhouette developed. One of the most famous designers of the 20th century, his name still fronts one of the most successful haute couture fashion houses. Vogue on Christian Dior is a volume from the series created by the editors of British Vogue. It features 20,000 words of original biography and history and is studded with 80 color and black-and-white images from their unique archive of photos taken by the leading photographers of the day, including Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, and Richard Avedon.

Art + Fashion

Collaborations and Connections Between Icons

Author: E.P. Cutler,Julien Tomasello

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146276

Category: Art

Page: 224

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A volume of magnificent proportions, Art + Fashion is as exciting and elegant as the creative partnerships it celebrates. Spanning numerous eras, men and women's fashion, and a wide range of art mediums, these 25 collaborative projects reveal the astonishing work that results when luminaries from the art world (such as Pollock, Haring, and Hirst) come together with icons of the fashion world (including Saint Laurent, Westwood, McQueen). From 20th-century legends such as Elsa Schiaparelli and her famous lobster dress painted by Salvador Dalí to 21st-century trailblazers such as Cindy Sherman and her self-portraits in vintage Chanel, these electric and provocative pairings—represented in lavish visuals and thoughtful essays reflecting on the history of each project—brim with the energy and possibility of powerful forces uniting.

The Designer

Author: Marius Gabriel

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781612185811

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom, she's stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation. Alone in Paris, she finds an unlikely new friend: an obscure, middle-aged designer from the back rooms of a decaying fashion house whose timid nature and reluctance for fame clash with the bold brilliance of his designs. His name is Christian Dior. Realising his genius, Copper urges Dior to strike out on his own, helping to pull him away from his insecurities and towards stardom. With just a camera and a typewriter, she takes her own advice and ventures into the wild and colourful world of fashion journalism. Soon Copper finds herself torn between two very different suitors, questioning who she is and what she truly wants. As the city rebuilds and opulence returns, can Copper make a new, love-filled life for herself?

Yves Saint Laurent

The Perfection of Style

Author: Florence Muller

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli

ISBN: 9780847849420

Category:

Page: 168

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An intimate look at the famed designer and his work, revealing his artistic process and influence. Modernizing haute couture. Pioneering high-end ready-to-wear. Bringing masculine ease to women s clothing. Legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent s reputation precedes him but what of the man behind the work? Fashion historian and YSL expert Florence Muller traces Saint Laurent s career, from aspiring designer to Christian Dior s protege to director of his own fashion house from 1961 until 2002. The book emphasizes the designer s creative process his inspirations, the conception and fabric selection, the various stages of fitting and production and takes the reader behind the scenes of the atelier. Also featured are original sketches, runway shots, and never-before-published photographs of Saint Laurent at work, as well as new photography of iconic YSL designs from the exhibition, including the first Tuxedo pantsuit (1966), the Safari tunic (1968), the Mondrian dress (1965), and the Wesselmann dress (1966). The book also includes a 1991 interview from" Le Figaro" with the late designer. This focused exploration shows how Saint Laurent s radical clothes for the modern woman presented here in gorgeous detail continue to inspire fashion lovers and fans of art and design for their innovation and perfection of style."

The Little Dictionary of Fashion

A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman

Author: Christian Dior

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851775552

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 126

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