This book is a portfolio of over one hundred iconic gowns for the entire era of Christian Dior haute couture, including dresses designed by Dior himself and those of his successors, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, and John Galliano. Each of these divine portraits were shot by legendary French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

Dior is one of the most revered names in fashion, the archetype of the Parisian couture house. Famous for launching the “New Look,” Christian Dior’s landmark first collection that marked a sea change in women’s dress after the Second World War, Dior is known today for its exquisite couture line of dramatic dresses.

Founded in Paris by designer Christian Dior in 1946, the House of Dior is one of the most revered names in fashion, and his the archetype of Parisian couture. With splendid images accompanied by thoughtful text by former editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, and a special foreword by American artist Jeff Koons,Dior Couture immortalizes one of the most important and long-lived couture houses in the world and is a book that anyone with an interest in fashion will want for their library.

“…far and away the most gorgeous book on the house…” ~TheNew York Times

“Dior Couture immortalizes one of the most important and long-lived couture houses in the world and is a book that anyone with an interest in fashion will want for their library.” ~Huffington Post

“Books such as this are rare and should be considered a must for any fashion library and certainly for anyone with a serious interest in fashion as an art form.”~New York Journal of Books

 

Dior Couture / Patrick Demarchelier

Hardcover, 11x 14, 250 pages

Rizzoli

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