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Dior Couture


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. 

Dior couture

This book comprises a portfolio of portraits of over one hundred incredible gowns from the entire era of Christian Dior haute couture, including dresses designed by Dior himself. All of the images were shot by Patrick Demarchelier, known for his exquisite fashion portraits that grace the pages of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and many other magazines.

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 KleinIngrid Sischy is the former editor-in-chief of Interview magazine and the international editor for Vanity Fair’s European editions.

Text by Ingrid Sischy,

Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier

  •  November 16, 2011
  •  Hardcover
  •  Design – Fashion
  •  Rizzoli
  •  11 x 14
  •  $115.00
  •  $125.00
  •  978-0-8478-3802-8
COUTURE PRESENTATIONS IN KULTURKOMPASSET
Kulturkompasset.com is during the winter/Spring 2011-2012 presenting a lot of interesting books from the Couture business, presenting books about some of the worlds most famouse names, not only famouse for their couture and fashion, but also well knovn because of their accessoirs, and for many also their parfume and cosmetics.
In this we are presenting books from publishers all over the world. It is our wish that we through this can help our readers to get an easier way to find the books interesting for the different fields, developing a wider knowledge about couturier, fashion, design.
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Editor in chief
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