CHRISTIAN DIOR: HISTORY AND MODERNITY, (DELAYED FEB-19)Regular price $90.00
Arguably the most famous fashion designer of the twentieth century, Christian Dior created feminine fashions that were desired, worn, and emulated by women around the world. This lavishly illustrated volume explores the brilliance behind DiorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dramatic creations, which revived the entire Paris haute couture industry after the devastation of World War II. This volume features the Royal Ontario MuseumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s collection of Christian Dior couture, accompanied by sketches and material from Christian Dior Heritage along with photographs of the collection taken by world-renowned Dior photographer Laziz Hamani. In addition to showcasing DiorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most striking designs, from daytime to evening wear, the book examines how the lighthearted and contoured Ã¢â‚¬Å“New LookÃ¢â‚¬Â swept away the gloom and gravity of the wartime silhouette, and explains the innovative dressmaking techniques behind key Dior signatures. Christian Dior is an essential read for anyone interested in fashion, art, culture, and history.