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Christian Dior: History and Modernity, 1947 - 1957

Christian Dior: History and Modernity, 1947 - 1957
 

Arguably the most famous fashion designer of the twentieth century, Christian Dior created feminine fashions that were desired, worn, and emulated by women around the world. This lavishly illustrated volume explores the brilliance behind Dior's dramatic creations, which revived t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9783777430089
Barcode 9783777430089
Release Date 25 June 2019 by Hirmer Verlag
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Palmer, Alexandra
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ISBN-13 9783777430089
ISBN-10 3777430080
Stock Release date is 25 June 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Hirmer Verlag
Imprint Hirmer Verlag
Release Date 25 June 2019
International Publication Date 15 January 2019
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Palmer, Alexandra
Category Fashion Design
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 305mm
Weight 1,890g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Design & Commercial Art
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 746.92092
Catalogue Code 960831

Description of this Book

Arguably the most famous fashion designer of the twentieth century, Christian Dior created feminine fashions that were desired, worn, and emulated by women around the world. This lavishly illustrated volume explores the brilliance behind Dior's dramatic creations, which revived the entire Paris haute couture industry after the devastation of World War II. This volume features the Royal Ontario Museum's collection of Christian Dior couture, accompanied by sketches and material from Christian Dior Heritage along with photographs of the collection taken by world-renowned Dior photographer Laziz Hamani. In addition to showcasing Dior's most striking designs, from daytime to evening wear, the book examines how the lighthearted and contoured New Look swept away the gloom and gravity of the wartime silhouette, and explains the innovative dressmaking techniques behind key Dior signatures. Christian Dior is an essential read for anyone interested in fashion, art, culture, and history.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Alexandra Palmer's book on Christian Dior is brilliant and fascinating. --Dr. Valerie Steele, Director, The Museum at FIT Dr. Palmer's book stands out in a sea of Dior publications. Her extensive research and technical analysis make it vividly clear to a lay audience what has been previously understood only by curatorial or couture house insiders with access to the garments. The designs of Christian Dior, due to their complexity, particularly need and deserve this treatment. --Caroline Milbank, Author of Fashion: A Timeline in Photographs 1850-Today

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Author's Bio

Alexandra Palmer is the Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Senior Curator and chair of the Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship in Textiles & Costume at the Royal Ontario Museum. She is the author of Couture & Commerce: The Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s, which won the Clio Prize for Ontario History.

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