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Dior by Dior : the autobiography of Christian Dior

Author: Christian Dior; Beatriz Lostalé; V&A Publishing.
Publisher: London : V&A Publishing, New York : Distributed in North America by Harry N. Abrams Inc., an imprint of ABRAMS. 2018. ©2007
Series: V&A fashion perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Christian Dior (1905-1957) 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. It is also a unique portrait of classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s and offers a rare glimpse  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Christian Dior; Christian Dior
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Dior; Beatriz Lostalé; V&A Publishing.
ISBN: 9781851779789 1851779787
OCLC Number: 1020867034
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1957.
Translated by Antonia Fraser.
"This edition published by V&A Publishing, 2018." -- title page verso.
Cover illustration © Beatriz Lostalé.
Description: vii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: The two Christian Diors --
part 1. The birth of Maison Christian Dior: The reluctant couturier ; A house of one's own ; The new look ; An innocent abroad in the U.S.A. --
part 2. From the idea to the dress: The idea ; From the "toile" to the dress ; The birth of the collection ; The dress rehearsal ; The eve of the battle ; The showing of the collection ; The romance of clothes --
part 3. Inside a couture house: The mannequins ; The clients ; Domestic expansion ; Paris to New York and back again ; Christian Dior-London --
part 4. The adventure of my life: My early years ; Friendships and frustrations ; Portrait of myself.
Series Title: V&A fashion perspectives.
Responsibility: translated by Antonia Fraser.

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Christian Dior (1905-1957) 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  Read more...

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