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Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look

Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look


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Dior and His Decorators is the first work on the two interior designers most closely associated with Christian Dior. Like the unabashedly luxurious fashions of Dior’s New Look, which debuted in 1947, the interior designs of Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy infused a war-weary world with a sumptuous new aesthetic—a melding of the refined traditions of the past with a wholly modern sense of elegance. Author Maureen Footer recounts the lives and work of this influential trio, illustrated with a trove of evocative vintage photographs. Grandpierre designed Dior’s first couture house, creating not only the elegantly restrained look of the salons but also the template for the Dior brand, including typeface, logo, and packaging. Both Grandpierre and Geffroy (who worked independently) designed the interior of Dior’s townhouse. After the couturier’s untimely death in 1957, Grandpierre and Geffroy went on to design salons for other couturiers, as well as homes for the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Marcel Rochas, Gloria Guinness, Daisy Fellowes, and Maria Callas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865653535
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 195
Sales rank: 1,105,802
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Maureen Footer is an interior designer and the author of George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic. Hamish Bowles is the European editor at large for American Vogue.

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