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Christian Dior: History and Modernity, 1947 - 1957

Christian Dior: History and Modernity, 1947 - 1957 (Hardback)

Edited by Palmer, Alexandra

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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...he 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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ISBN 9783777430089
Released NZ 16 Sep 2019
Publisher Hirmer Verlag
Format Hardback
80 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9783777430089
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Hirmer Verlag
Imprint Hirmer Verlag
Released 16 Sep 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
Dewey Code 746.92092
Weight 1,900g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fashion design - History - 20th century - France - Paris, Fashion designers - France - Paris
NBS Text Design & Commercial Art
ONIX Text General/trade