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Can someone tell me what would be the best Dior book on the market to buy? I'd love to find a book with high quality pictures / illustrations of his work, not a biography.


Christian Dior

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art (1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0300085850
  • Product Dimensions: 12.0 x 9.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.24 pounds
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Dior...e=UTF8&s=books



Christian Dior: The Glory Years 1947-1957


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  • Hardcover: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Vendome Press (March 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 086565249X
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 10.8 x 0.8 inches
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Dior...116210-8636009


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Christian Dior: The Man Who Made the World Look New




First published in 1993 in France, this English translation of Marie-France Pochna's biography of Christian Dior appears in time for the 50th anniversary of Dior's debut in the world of fashion and coincides with a retrospective of Dior's design work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a biography of the designer, Pochna's book is complete and telling, perhaps not swept up high enough in the airy realms of fashion to please devoted couture mavens but highly informative and interesting for general readers interested in Dior and his impact on the fashion industry. The business of fashion rather than the artistry of Dior's designs is where Pochna directs much of her attention. After all, the marketing and branding that Dior helped initiate was innovative, so discussions of licensing agreements and the development of designer accessories, along with Dior's youthful development and inspirations, blend into a provocative profile of this fashion great.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing; 1st English language ed edition (September 26, 1996)
  • ISBN: 1559703407
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Dior...116210-8636009

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Behind the venus dress it's the Junon! Love them both. And the coat it's very beautiful!!
Thanks for the pics BaroqueRockstar and sorry for messing your posts!!

Oh, and WhiteLinen, the first book it's full of illustrations! I think it's the one you want.

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Christian Dior: The Man Who Made the World Look New
an excellent read indeed

(please avoid posting any pics from 1957 onwards, since those are clearly not Christain Dior designs, thanks)

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Thank you for the tips! And thank you for the new pictures, heavenly.

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Christian Dior



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That is such an interesting fact! The majority of designers I know can sew but can't draw, so it's really crazy to hear it go the other way around. I am a much, much better artist than I am seamstress, so that gives me a little hope.
It wasn't common back then for designers to be able to sew themselves. He did have extensive knowledge of sewing and construction but he couldn't sew an entire garment by himself.

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With Lelong did Dior not ask for his name to be put on the door?
I don't understand what you are asking. Dior was an assistant to Lelong, it was Lucien Lelong's house. uhh...??

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I don't understand what you are asking. Dior was an assistant to Lelong, it was Lucien Lelong's house. uhh...??
I remember reading somewhere that Dior agreed to work for someone if he had his name put on the door.

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Well, I don't know about that.

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Great photos everyone. No matter how many times I've seen the Junon dress, I'm still in awe of it. That's one piece I would love to explore up close, the beadwork looks amazing.

Some photos of my favorite of all Dior's lines, the Zig Zag from 1948

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christian dior photographed by louise dahl
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Beautiful images ! Women used to be so elegant! I love the zig zag dress, looks quite uncomfortable though , but suffering for beauty, no? Thanks for the pics.

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Christian Dior-New York satin evening gown, c.1950


The gown was created within a few years of Dior's revolutionary New Look (1947), the name given by Life Magazine to his Corolle line. His timing made his name. After the war women longed for frivolity in dress and wanted feminine clothes that did not look like a civilian version of a military uniform.

Like the best from Dior's breakout style, this lovely gown celebrates prettiness for its own sake—which is more than enough for human eyes. The New Look was the most efficient means for the renovation of fashion at which Christian Dior aimed.

The gown is fashioned from substantial weight pewter-colored satin. I love the obi-style large bow that dominates the design. The construction shows the attention to detail expected in a high-end gown: the gown is totally lined with silk organza; the attached inner bodice of ivory satin is boned; the metal zippers (one on the under bodice and one on the skirt) are hand stitched; and there are no visible raw seams.

Christian Dior came to the United States in 1947 at the invitation of Nieman Marcus to be presented with their design Oscar. He was shocked to find copies of his work already appearing in American store windows. He decided to transform commercial theft into an opportunity. He announced, "What we are selling is ideas."

When Christian Dior-New York was launched in 1948, Dior's personal couture activity was transformed into a business empire that became model for the fashion industry. The New York subsidiary had its own flavor, producing styles designed specially for the American market. The styles, fabrics, labels, and strict instructions for assembly were purchased from Dior by American high-end stores—see a picture of the label below.

Whether a Dior gown is couture or is made by one of the subsidiaries, the look is always elegant and harmonious. The timeless appeal of Dior gowns has made them the standard for beauty and value.

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you're right women really were elegant....to whoever said that...yeah u girl.
WEll anyways the man was a genius,i wish he didnt die

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