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Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture (from the acclaimed author of Coco Chanel)
 

Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture (from the acclaimed author of Coco Chanel) (Hardback, Main)

By Picardie, Justine

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Miss Dior paints a portrait of the enigmatic woman behind the designer Christian Dior: his beloved younger sister, Catherine, who inspired his most famous perfume. Picardie's journey takes her to Occupied Paris, where Christian honed his couture skills in a fashion house while Ca...therine dedicated herself to the French Resistance - until she was captured by the Gestapo and deported to the German concentration camp of Ravensbruck. On release, barely recognisable to her brother, Catherine retreated into anonymity, ending her life caring for the roses that make up her signature scent. Picardie's exploration of how a nation silenced this wartime trauma leads her deep into the secrets of her own family's history, and the result is unforgettable.
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ISBN 9780571356522
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Hardback, Main
Availability
Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9780571356522
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Picardie, Justine
Category Fashion Design
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
World History: Second World War
Military History
Costume, Clothes & Fashion
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 174mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 41mm
Dewey Code 944.08092
Weight 760g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Guerrillas - Biography - France, Women guerrillas - Biography - France, World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - France, Fashion design - History - 20th century - France
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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