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Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent – Dior by Yves Saint Laurent is the second volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned house of Dior since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection. Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity, which Saint Laurent elaborated and evolved into the beginning of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Featuring beautiful photographs by Laziz Hamani, this impressive volume encompasses Yves Saint Laurent’s most iconic haute couture designs for the house of Dior, from the Trapèze silhouette of his debut Spring-Summer 1958 collection to the beatnik inspiration for Autumn-Winter 1960. Esteemed fashion journalist Laurence Benaïm eloquently recounts details and anecdotes behind more than 30 selected pieces, providing profound insight into Saint Laurent’s inspirations, influences, and vision for the evolution of the house of Dior. Journalist and writer Laurence Benaïm is the…

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Book Review: 70 Years of Dior By Christian Dior
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Book Review: 70 Years of Dior By Christian Dior

Book Review: 70 Years of Dior By Christian Dior – In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the house of Dior comes the first volume in a series devoted to each designer of the couture house. Dior by Christian Dior is the ultimate compendium of the most iconic haute couture designs conceived by Christian Dior. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection. Director of the Palais Galliera in Paris since 2010, Olivier Saillard is a recognized fashion historian who has curated several innovative fashion exhibitions, including the critically acclaimed Madame Grès: Couture at Work (Musée Bourdelle, 2011), an Azzedine Alaïa retrospective (Palais Galliera, 2013), Comme des Garçons: White Drama (Les Docks, 2012), and Cristóbal Balenciaga: Fashion Collector (Les Docks, 2012). As a live performance director, he staged The Impossible Wardrobe in collaboration with British actress Tilda Swinton at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012), then Eternity Dress (2013), and Cloakroom (2014) at the Palais Galliera. In 2015, his show Models Never Talk, featuring seven former fashion models reminiscing about their careers, was presented at the French Institute Alliance Française in New…

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Book Review La Collection Privée Christian Dior
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Book Review: La Collection Privée Christian Dior

See also: Book review: Carrier and Company – Positively Chic La Collection Privée Christian Dior is a portfolio of refined fragrances reflecting the unique legacy of the founding couturier. Allowed unprecedented liberty of creation, François Demachy, perfumer-creator of Dior, draws on the remarkable heritage of the maison to compose bold and unique fragrances crafted from the finest precious ingredients. Exploring creative olfactory territories, and produced with the utmost respect for artisanal tradition, the perfumes of La Collection Privée Christian Dior embody all the savoir faire of the house of Dior. Comprising sixteen perfumes and four Precious Elixirs, La Collection Privée Christian Dior is formulated with exceptional materials such as Florentine iris, Indonesian oud, and jasmine from Grasse, grown and harvested exclusively for Dior, and at the heart of each signature fragrance is a specific Dior reference.   Featuring evocative text by fragrance expert Élisabeth de Feydeau, La Collection Privée Christian Dioris a beautifully illustrated volume that unveils the creative journey behind this exquisite tour de force of haute parfumerie from Dior. Dior perfumer-creator since 2006, François Demachy grew up in Grasse, where he developed an unconditional love of fine materials and learned the alchemical secrets of perfumery. Demachy has cultivated special…

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Book Review Dior New Looks (5) - Cópia
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Book Review: Dior New Looks

The outstanding elements of Dior’s style for every generation since 1947, presented in an inspired narrative of classic and contemporary photographs, together with some exquisite unpublished rarities. ‘Jérôme Gautier weaves an engaging narrative’ – Financial Times ‘An inspired narrative of classic and contemporary photographs, together with some exquisite unpublished rarities’– Senatus ‘This is something to pore over’– Porter ‘Exquisite … showcases more than half a century of iconic fashion looks that continue to influence how we dress today’– Image ‘One stunning image after another, sharp, elegant, chic and above all, new’– MatureTimes Christian Dior achieved immortality with his first collection in 1947. His ‘New Look’ amazed the world as it emerged after wartime austerity, and reset the boundaries of modern elegance. Dior’s search for the perfect line and the ideal silhouette has been celebrated by couturiers of the first rank: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré and John Galliano have all made their distinctive contribution. In these pages, the most beautiful fashion plates from Dior’s own time sit beside examples of the house’s creations from each decade, including the newest models by today’s designer-in-chief, Raf Simons. The legendary fashion house continues to represent the best taste in couture, honouring…

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The Incredible Dior Photography Book

Florence Muller is an art and fashion historian and curator of numerous important exhibitions. She is a professor at the Institut Francais de la Mode and also the author of many publications on fashion, art, and design. Reaching beyond the intimate setting of the fashion show, in this incredible book (published by Rizzoli) the photographer paints a portrait of haute couture that takes the couturier’s intention to enchant the public and elevates it to the level of the sublime. The great names in photography, the mythical photos that have constructed Dior’s image, and the emblematic subjects of the house’s iconography—whether they are dreams of a faraway place or captured in the vast open-sky “studios” of Paris or Versailles—are all evoked in this vast panorama that takes us through more than sixty years in the history of fashion photography. Published to accompany the Dior and Fashion Photography exhibition presented at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, France, this lavish volume presents a wealth of gorgeous photographs that bring the character of the couturier’s dresses to life, with each photographer interpreting them in his or her unique style. Legendary contributors include Horst P. Horst, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, Henry Clarke, William…

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100 most iconic dresses of the 20th Century

100 most iconic dresses of the 20th Century  – The Impossible Collection of Fashion Book. Written by Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, ‘The Impossible Collection of Fashion’ is an authoritative examination of the 100 most iconic dresses of the 20th Century. From futuristic creations by André Courrèges to Christian Dior’s New Look and Hussein Chalayan’s infamous table skirt, this is a covetable collector’s item. Beautifully packaged in a linen-bound case, it will make for a wonderful gift for any style lover. In this magnificent collection of the most iconic dresses of the twentieth century, Valerie Steele flexes her curatorial muscle. From Poiret to Pucci, Doucet to Dior, Vionnet to Valentino, she selects the 100 dresses that caused a stir on the runway or as they entered a room and ultimately inspired a new direction in fashion. Steele’s selections include Fortuny’s streamlined Delphos gown circa 1907, Madame Grès’s sublimely draped goddess creations from 1938, Issey Miyake’s 1982 evening ensemble with a rattan top that appeared on the cover of ArtForum, and Hussein Chalayan’s awe-inspiring table skirt from 2000. The collection, while certainly subjective, is sure to receive nods of recognition, along with a…

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