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The House of Dior : Seventy Years of Haute Couture - Kate Somerville

The House of Dior

Seventy Years of Haute Couture


Published: 26th September 2017
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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 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 Dior's renowned fashionable silhouette: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, 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.

truly glamorous.... a supreme fashion coup.--Carolyn McDowell "The Culture Concept "
As The House of Dior exemplifies -- and visually demonstrates via hundreds of photographs -- its creative directors may enter and exit the house having left their individual marks on its ready-to-wear collections, but the heart of Dior will always beat for haute couture--Landon Peoples "Refinery 29 "
Dior in all its chic, refined glory.--Claire Valentine "Paper Magazine "
This book offers the most comprehensive and meticulously detailed account of the entire history of the house. It's sumptuous, ostentatious, and avant-garde, not unlike the icon Maison Christian Dior himself.--Christian Eble "Gayletter "
facts and images that have not been exposed in the other dozen or so books.... an insider's look and assessment of the codes, ateliers, and brand extensions of the house. Even the most well-informed and seasoned reader will find plenty to relish here.--The New York Journal of Books

ISBN: 9781925432336
ISBN-10: 1925432335
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th September 2017
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 36.83 x 29.21  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 2.77