Dior by Dior The Autobiography of Christian Dior

by Christian Dior

Biography / Autobiography

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Dior by Dior is a unique portrait of the classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. Written by Christian Dior himself he details his childhood in Granville, the family and friends closest to him, his sudden success, his most difficult years and details of how he started his career in fashion as well as charting the growth of the house of Dior.  Beautifully packaged in a cloth binding with ribbon marker and head and tail bands together with a collection of stunning photographs some of which are overlayed by sketches on tracing paper.  It is glorious and a must read for all followers of fashion.  

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Dior by Dior The Autobiography of Christian Dior Synopsis

Christian Dior rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the 'New Look' took the world by storm. This charming and modest autobiography gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man behind the high-profile establishment.

Dior by Dior The Autobiography of Christian Dior Press Reviews

'Monsieur Dior's descriptions of the craft, personnel and performances of couture at its grandest are proper reporting from the front line of fashion'
The Guardian

'A must-have for any fashionista, this is a delightfully humble account by the creator of Dior'
Irish Tatler

'a fascinating insight into the workings of the man and his famous fashion house', Paul Smith, Daily Express'

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ISBN: 9781851778690
Publication date: 07/09/2015
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781851778690
Publication date: 7th September 2015
Author: Christian Dior
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 244 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
Categories: Autobiography: general, Fashion & textiles: design,

About Christian Dior

Christian Dior (1905 - 1957) was born in Granville, Normandy. He opened his own couture house in 1946, revolutionizing fashion with the 'New Look' and was created a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1950.   Photograph - Portrait of fashion designer ChristianDior (1905 - 57) by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904 - 80) 1950`s.    

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