The rose petal pink book The Little Book of Dior
follows the story of the French couturier, Christian Dior
’s early life, the brand’s inception, the triumphs of the couture collection on both the catwalk and red carpet and the fashion house’s evolution after the death of its founder.
It’s an exquisitely curated selection of illustrations accompanies fashion writer Karen Homer’s dynamic text offering historical insight with delightful stills. What’s more, it will fit in your (Dior) handbag!
I’ve learnt a lot about one of my most favourite fashion houses thanks to it.
…Christian Dior’s spectacular rise to the upper echelons of the Parisian fashion world is one of the most compelling stories of twentieth-century fashion. An art gallerist with a contemporary vision steeped in the traditions of French haute couture, Dior’s debut collection in 1947 invented the New Look silhouette, a post-war reaction to the austerity and ration books people had faced, revolutionizing the way women dressed, shopped and saw themselves.
Dior freed women from confined corsets but offered a tailored silhouette. The rounded shoulders, feminine bust, pinched in waists and fuller skirts always make me think of Dior and that style suits my own hourglass figure.
This book shares the journey of a brand known today as one of opulence, drama and femininity. It is a joy to behold, a treasure to admire.
Author Karen Homer is a fashion journalist who has written for Vogue and The Times. Her books include Things a Woman Should Know About Style and Dressing Marilyn.
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