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Dior

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
“Never in the history of fashion had a single designer made such a revolution in his first showing.” Time


In 1947 Christian Dior rocked the fashion world with his New Look, which dominated postwar fashion and firmly secured the name of his house in the minds of the public and the industry. Based on new research, this absorbing and beautifully illustrated book examines the s
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Victoria & Albert Museum (first published 2009)
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“There has probably been more written on Christion Dior in his lifetime, and after, than has been penned on any other couturier,” so writes Alexandra Palmer in the introduction to her book Dior: A New Look, A New Enterprise. However, I hadn’t read any of it, so I opened this slim 113-page volume expecting nothing above a very basic introduction. Palmer, the Nora E. Vaughan Senior Curator of Costume at the Royal Ontario Museum, respected author, clothing expert and academic, gave me much, much mo ...more
Claire
Jul 19, 2011 Claire rated it really liked it
Christian Dior illuminated the fashion world in 1947 with his “New Look” collection, which made him both a household name and secured his place as a legend amongst his peers. His revolutionary re-evaluation of femininity in fashion embodied the post-war optimism, and was shocking in its use of elaborate embroidery and vast amounts of fabric (it screamed ‘rationing is over!’). For those who couldn’t afford his haute couture pieces, there was also a ready-to-wear line, along with branded merchandi ...more
Jaimie
Dec 01, 2013 Jaimie rated it really liked it
While Palmer's prose is a touch on the dry side, this book offers an in depth - but not overly detailed - view of the Dior phenomenon. The thesis argues that the house of Dior changed the face of modern fashion and set an example in both style and couture business for future fashion houses, and due to the carefully chosen examples makes itself a winning case. The focus is more on the economic aspects of the global Dior enterprise, and so serves to provide a balance to the many other books which ...more
Kathleen Dixon
Jun 19, 2015 Kathleen Dixon rated it liked it
Shelves: history, vintage-57
I'm really not interested in fashion and borrowed this book from the library simply because its subtitle has the number 57 in it (a personal reading challenge I'm doing). Therefore I won't rate it, as I cannot give an objective view. However, it seems thorough.
Am Y
Dec 27, 2013 Am Y rated it liked it
Nicely presented, with substantive research and references. But the book was not free of errors, which irritated me. Just casually speed-reading through, I found several of them (e.g. "a array of" as opposed to "an array of") spoiling what would otherwise have been a good reading experience due to the concise language.
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