CHRISTIAN DIOR AND I by Christian Dior


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Mostly about Dior-the designer, with a few closing, self-effacing chapters about himself, this begins in 1947 when, only a year or two in the field, he was spurred by a fortune teller to ""create the house of Christian Dior"". His first collection with its New Look were simultaneously successful; his line was expanded to include other accessories- and ultimately Dior launched subsidiary establishments in New York, London and Caracas. Most of the book is shoptalk covering the creation of a collection, the infatuation and inspiration which sparks it, the careful selection of toiles, mannequins and materials, and the preparations for its showing- obviously an agonizing ordeal. As such, it will attract a fashion-first following, style and to an extent name conscious.

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1957
Publisher: Dutton