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The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman [Hardcover]

Christian Dior
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Nov. 1 2007
“Much has been written about fashion, in all its aspects, but i do not think any couturier has ever before attempted to compile a dictionary on the subject.”—from the little dictionary of fashion

Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in this charming handbook that no woman should be without. An indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace, The Little Dictionary of Fashion is full of timeless tips. From afternoon frocks and accessories to traveling and tweed, Dior’s expertise ensures every girl will know the three fundamentals of fashion: simplicity, grooming, and good taste. Published for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Golden Age of Couture exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dior’s “New Look” and illustrated with delightful photographs and drawings, this handbag-sized classic is the perfect gift for style-conscious women.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, September 22, 2007–January 6, 2008

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Christian Dior was born in France in 1905. After serving as an officer during World War II, he opened The House of Dior in 1946 and launched the “New Look” in 1947. Dior brought the center of the fashion world back to Paris, where he reigned over the fashion world until his death in 1957.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A-Z info still works Dec 9 2013
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This was first written in 1954!! But the advice is still good to know, and practical, even for you younger girls.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Dictionary of Fashion By Christian Dior May 11 2009
By Loves Vintage Style - Published on Amazon.com
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When Dior wrote this wonderful little dictionary many years ago, he wrote it to be "of great practical use to the women of today." In my opinion, his dictionary has transcended its time (1954). It is a fascinating book for all of us who are interested in fashionable clothing and accessories. Dior has a point of view and a philosophy of dress which is timeless, based on the fundamentals of good dressing--simplicity, good taste, and grooming.
38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Christian Dior's own nice little overview of the elements of New Look fashion Nov. 21 2007
By Joseph A. Admire - Published on Amazon.com
This book isn't really very substantial; it's essentially an alphabetic collection of the great couturier Christian Dior's comments on various elements of fashion and style. On these terms, however, and for the reader who isn't approaching the book expecting anything world-shaking, it's a very nice little item and a good snapshot of "New Look" fashion ideas. Lots of great B&W photos and drawings, too! (I think it really deserves 3 1/2 stars but Amazon's star system doesn't allow that kind of fine-tuning, more's the pity.)
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Gift for the Fashionista Feb. 8 2008
By A Ko - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book as a gift for a relative who is a fashion aficionado and it was perfect! She owns several other fashion dictionaries, but didn't have this one. If you appreciate the history of fashion, you will love this must have for your book collection.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a lot of coverage Jan. 30 2008
By Caloucon - Published on Amazon.com
This is a nice little book - not detailed or descriptive enough for someone really interested in fashion. I did enjoy the photographs. If you are looking for more indepth explanation of fashion terms and guidelines, I suggest A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions. It is organized alphabetically, just like Mr. Dior's book, but has more detailed written descriptions of the items.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple rules that never go out of style! Sept. 14 2009
By Frine Hernandez - Published on Amazon.com
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Very interesting!
It is just what fashion used to be in the 50's.
Good book to learn what used to be fashion in the old times.
The best of it is that it teaches a lot of the rules that will never go out of style, because it teaches how to be elegant.
I also liked the way he approaches how to use colors and their meaning.
A++++++++++++++ book.
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