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Christian Dior

Christian Dior
 

Capturing the highlights of the major V&A exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this stunning book celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day.

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ISBN 9781851779901
Published 6 May 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cullen, Oriole
By Karol Burks, Connie
Photographs by Laziz, Hamani
Availability Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781851779901
ISBN-10 1851779906
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint V & A Publishing
Publication Date 6 May 2019
International Publication Date 9 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cullen, Oriole
By Karol Burks, Connie
Photographs by Laziz, Hamani
Category Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
Fashion Design
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 300mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 746.92
Catalogue Code 979674

Description of this Book

Capturing the highlights of a major V&A exhibition, this stunning volume celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day. Haute-couture gowns by Christian Dior and the illustrious creative directors who followed him--Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferr , John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri--are showcased here, atmospherically photographed by Laziz Hamani. Archival material--including design sketches by Christian Dior--and press and fashion photography provide colorful context, amplified by introductory texts to each section by V&A Fashion Curator Oriole Cullen. An opening chapter by Cullen looks at Dior's creative collaborations with influential British manufacturers, and his most notable British clients, from Princess Margaret to author Nancy Mitford and ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn. It also revisits Dior's spectacular fashion shows staged in England's most luxurious stately homes, including at Blenheim Palace in 1954.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams: it is an unashamed celebration of Christian Dior's joie de vivre Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor breath-taking celebration of haute couture and a welcome escape from reality Rebecca Gonsalves, Culture Whisper
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Oriole Cullen is curator of Fashion and Textiles at the V&A. Connie Karol Burks is Assistant Curator, Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A.

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