Dior: A New Look a New Enterprise (1947-57)


by Alexandra Palmer

Why we have selected this book:

Countless books have been written about the legendary fashion house, but the Dior’s story is truly worth it. This book, authored by Alexandra Palmer, post-war fashion expert and the senior curator of the Royal Ontario Museum, is focused on the first ten years of the fashion house, when it was lead by Christian Dior himself. For all those who are interested in the classics of fashion!

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Book Overview from the Publisher:

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, jewellery, bathing suits, and even men’s ties. Newly expanded and updated to accompany the V&A Exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this absorbing and beautiful book examines the seminal years of Christian Dior, 1947–57, from a truly international perspective.

This book is brought by Abrams & Chronicle Books and V&A Publishing, ISBN 9781851779857.

Additional information

Weight 0.950 kg
Dimensions 1.8 × 21.6 × 27 cm












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