Christian Dior: The Man Who Made the World Look New

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The lavishly illustrated, sparkling portrait of the pioneering arbiter of style, the creator of the New Look, with an introduction by John Galliano

Christian Dior, the legendary French fashion designer, caused a worldwide sensation in 1947, in a Paris still groping to recover from the devastations of wartime occupation. Reintroducing the flowing, ankle-length skirt, Dior gave women back their long-lost sense of freedom, femininity, and joie de vivre. Dior's collection with its ...

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Overview

The lavishly illustrated, sparkling portrait of the pioneering arbiter of style, the creator of the New Look, with an introduction by John Galliano

Christian Dior, the legendary French fashion designer, caused a worldwide sensation in 1947, in a Paris still groping to recover from the devastations of wartime occupation. Reintroducing the flowing, ankle-length skirt, Dior gave women back their long-lost sense of freedom, femininity, and joie de vivre. Dior's collection with its pinched waste and generous folds of fabric, was dubbed the "New Look" by the press, especially the American fashion journalists. Dior was crowned "The King of Fashion," and he immediately reestablished Paris as the center of the fashion world.

With elegance, precision, and impeccable research, Marie- France Pochna recreates this one-of-a-kind world of glamour and luxury and situates Dior's fairy-tale career in the rich tapestry of Paris cultural life.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781559703970
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 1.08 (d)

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MARIE-FRANCE POCHNA obtained a law degree from Paris University and became a member of the Paris Bar. The undisputed authority on Dior, she is often invited to lecture on him all over the world. Her previous books include biographies of the Italian magnate Gianni Agnelli and the fashion designer Nina Ricci.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2004

    Amazing Read

    This is a great book for any Dior fan. I have been a longtime fan and follower of Dior as an icon of the fashion industry and how his influence plays out into every single product that bears that signature gold logo. An amazing trek back into the birth of a fashion legacy.

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