Christian Dior: The Man Who Made the World Look New

Christian Dior: The Man Who Made the World Look New

Hardcover(1st English language ed)

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559703406
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/1996
Edition description: 1st English language ed
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

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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