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Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones

Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones (Hardback)

By Jones, Stephen
By Fraser-Cavassoni, Natasha

Under the direction of the renowned milliner Stephen Jones, who has been working with Dior since 1996, this book explores Dior s relationship with the art and craft of creating hats. Christian Dior himself, who began his career by designing headpieces, wrote in his Little Diction...ary of Fashion: A hat is essential to any outfit. It completes it. In a way, a hat is the best way to express your personality. Published on the occasion of the 2020 exhibition at the Musee Christian Dior in Granville, France, this sophisticated illustrated volume celebrates more than 70 years of exquisite creations. Opening with a focus on hats designed by the legendary couturier Christian Dior, the book develops to include the headdress created by the house over the years, exploring its pieces by styles, shapes, and inspirations from floral and exotic to masculine, traditional, or romantic. Dior hats have always been expressions of sophistication, from the first millineries that were part of the New Look silhouette, to the Venetian masks imagined by Yves Saint Laurent, the exquisite toques by Marc Bohan, the dramatic boaters by Gianfranco Ferre, the flamboyant and extravagant realizations by John Galliano, the graphic neck bow by Raf Simons, and the romantic designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Stephen Jones reviews such fashion history and reflects on his prolific relationship with the house. His insightful texts are accompanied by contributions by fashion specialists Alexander Fury, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni, and Florence Muller, and enlivened by drawings and photographs from Dior s archives, shots by the most famed fashion photographers of the last decades, such as Richard Avedon, Erwin Blumenfeld, Mario Testino, and special, never-before-published images by Solve Sundsbo.
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ISBN 9780847868445
Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
Format Hardback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9780847868445
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
Imprint Rizzoli International Publications
Released 7 Oct 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jones, Stephen
By Fraser-Cavassoni, Natasha
Category Fashion Design
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 229mm
Height: 310mm
Dewey Code 391.43
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Hats
NBS Text Design & Commercial Art
ONIX Text General/trade