Dior Catwalk Hardback Book

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This book gathers together, for the first time, every Dior haute couture collection, including also ready-to-wear collections after the arrival of John Galliano (when ready-to-wear presentations took on a new importance), and the first two collections designed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, appointed in 2016. It offers a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world s most famous fashion brands and discover rarely seen collections. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Dior before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically. Each new era in Dior s history is inaugurated by a brief overview and biography of the new designer, while individual collections are introduced by a short text unveiling their influences and highlights and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. After Chanel, Dior is the second volume in a series of high-end, cloth-bound books that offer a complete and unrivalled overview of the collections of the worlds top fashion houses through original catwalk photography.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Looking To The New 1947: S/S 1947: Haute Couture The New Look ( Corolle and 8 Lines) A/W 1947 1948: Haute Couture The New Look Pushed to Extremes : 1948 S/S 1948: Haute Couture The Zig-Zag & Envol Lines A/W 1948 1949: Haute Couture The Ligne Ailée (Winged Line) 1949: S/S 1949 Haute Couture The Trompe L il Line A/W 1949 1950: Haute Couture The Milieu du Siècle (Mid-Century) Collection 1950: S/S 1950 Haute Couture The Ligne Verticale (Vertical Line) A/W 1950 1951: Haute Couture The Ligne Oblique (Oblique Line) S/S 1951: Haute Couture The Ligne Naturelle (Natural Line) A/W 1951 1952: Haute Couture The Ligne Longue (Long Line) S/S 1952: Haute Couture The Ligne Sinueuse (Sinuous Line) A/W 1952 1953: Haute CoutureThe Ligne Profilée (Profile Line) S/S 1953: Haute CoutureThe Ligne Tulipe (Tulip Line) A/W 1953 1954: Haute Couture The Ligne Vivante (Living Line) 1954 S/S 1954 Haute Couture: The Ligne Muguet (Lily of the Valley Line)A/W 1954 1955: Haute Couture The H Line 1955 S/S 1955: Haute Couture The A Line A/W 1955 1956: Haute Couture The Y Line 1956 S/S 1956: Haute Couture The Ligne Flèche (Arrow Line) A/W 1956 1957: Haute Couture The Ligne Aimant (Magnet Line) 1957 S/S 1957 Haute Couture The Ligne Libre (Free Line) A/W 1957 1958: Haute Couture The Ligne Fuseau (Spindle Line)

About the Author

Alexander Fury is chief fashion correspondent at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and was formerly Men’s Critic for vogue.com. He was fashion editor of theIndependent, i and the Independent on Sunday from 2013 to 2016, and was named one of InStyle magazine’s 20 most powerful people in fashion in 2015.

Adélia Sabatini is Commissioning Editor for fashion at Thames & Hudson and a former contributor to Glassand Apollo magazines. She is also co-author of Dior Catwalk.

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