Christian Dior - the exhibition catalogue from V&A available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Christian Dior

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'this really is one of the must-have books dealing with the history of Maison Dior.' - New York Journal of Books

Capturing the highlights of the major Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this stunning souvenir celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day.

Haute-couture gowns by Christian Dior and the illustrious creative directors who followed him - Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri- are showcased here, each described by Oriole Cullen and atmospherically photographed by Laziz Hamani.

Archival material including design sketches by Christian Dior, and press and fashion photography provide colourful context, amplified by introductory texts to each section by V&A Fashion Curator Oriole Cullen.
An opening chapter by Cullen looks at Dior’s creative collaborations with influential British manufacturers, and his most notable British clients, from Princess Margaret who’s 21st birthday dress is on display in the exhibition to author Nancy Mitford and ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn.
It also revisits Dior’s spectacular fashion shows staged in England’s most luxurious stately homes, including at Blenheim Palace in 1954.
  • Authors: Oriole Cullen and Connie Karol Burks
  • Hardcover: 224 pages | 150 colour and black and white images
  • Date published:  January 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1851779901
  • Product Dimensions: 30.8 x 23.7 cm

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