An exquisitely curated selection of illustrations accompanied by fashion writer Karen Homer's authoritative text presents the journey of a brand known today as the last word in opulence, drama and femininity.
The illustrated story of Christian Dior's early life, the brand's inception, the triumphs of the couture collections on the catwalk and the red carpet, and the brand's journey after the death of its founder.
Little Book of Dior is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of 70 years of opulent fashion.
Christian Dior's spectacular rise to the upper echelons of the Parisian fashion world is one of the most compelling stories of twentieth-century fashion. Dior's debut collection in 1947 invented the New Look silhouette and revolutionized the way women dressed, shopped and saw themselves.
Recounting Christian Dior's early life, the brand's inception, the triumphs of the couture collections on the catwalk and the red carpet, and the fashion house's evolution under Christian Dior's creative direction successors - Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri - Little Book of Dior is a stylish gift for any lover of fashion.
Karen Homer is an author and fashion journalist who has written for Vogue and The Times. Her books include Things a Woman Should Know About Style and Dressing Marilyn. She lives in London.
The illustrated story of Christian Dior's early life, the beginnings of the iconic fashion brand and the Dior contribution to clothing across the spectrum.
Introduction - Early Life - The House of Dior - The War Years - The New Look - House of Dior: 1950s - Hollywood and Socialites - Dior without Dior - Accessories - Fragrance and Beauty - Suggested Reading - Index.