Dior Couture Hardcover – Nov 16 2011
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"...far and away the most gorgeous book on the house..." ~The New 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
About the Author
Dior was started in Paris by designer Christian Dior in 1946. In addition to haute couture, Dior also produces ready-to-wear, men’s couture, accessories, and perfume. Patrick Demarchelier is one of the best-known fashion photographers in the world. His work appears in top fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Marie Claire. He also shoots advertising campaigns for couture houses, including Dior, Chanel, YSL, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein. Ingrid Sischy is the former editor-in-chief of Interview magazine and the international editor for Vanity Fair’s European editions.
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Bravo Demarchelier, and the endless team at the Dior Couture atelier.
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The book itself is really huge and thick and loaded with hundreds of full page color & b/w stylish photos printed on high quality paper. The book is also text-free and the photos are accompanied with captions revealing the dates of the various illustrated collections.
My only criticism is that I hoped this book would chronicle all the designers who collaborated with the house of Dior along with showing more of Christian Dior's original pieces, however, like most of the books produced on Dior, this one is no exception where it is heavily focusing on John Galliano. Granted he is talented but other designers are also worth documenting, besides, I personally don't really like the creative direction of Dior since Galliano took the helm.
But with that being said, I recommend this book as a fine addition to any fashion library.
N.B. the book entitled Dior and published by Assouline on the occassion on the 60th anniversary is the closest definitive illustrated account on the House of Dior, highly recommended. Dior
It's a large, stately book that even when closed- the size and cover is something to behold. My only critique is that I wish there was more images by Patrick DeMarchelier (he's done far more for Dior couture than what this book can fill in). I wish there could be a Dior Couture Part 2 book!
If you were captivated by Dior Couture from all eras, but more specifically between the late 1990s and 2000s- this is the Couture book to own. Especially for the price here on Amazon, I've seen other retailers price this book $120 - $150.