This book gathers together, for the first time, every Dior haute couture collection, including also ready-to-wear collections after the arrival of John Galliano (when ready-to-wear presentations took on a new importance), and the first two collections designed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, appointed in 2016. It offers a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world’s most famous fashion brands and discover rarely seen collections. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Dior before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically. Each new ‘era’ in Dior’s history is inaugurated by a brief overview and biography of the new designer, while individual collections are introduced by a short text unveiling their influences and highlights and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. After Chanel, Dior is the second volume in a series of high-end, cloth-bound books that offer a complete and unrivalled overview of the collections of the world’s top fashion houses through original catwalk photography.
- Discover or rediscover over 180 Dior collections, from luxurious haute couture to trend-setting ready-to-wear, presented through original catwalk photography.
- After Chanel (ISBN 978 0 500 518366), the second book in the ‘Catwalk’ series of high-end, cloth-bound books that offer a complete and unrivalled overview of the collections of the world’s top fashion houses through original catwalk photography.
- Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri have each designed for the house and reinterpreted its codes for successive generations.
- Over 1,000 looks as they originally appeared in Dior’s iconic fashion shows, styled as the designer intended (from hair and make-up to jewelry and accessories) and sported by the world’s top models.
Alexander Fury is chief fashion correspondent at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and was formerly Men’s Critic for American Vogue.com. He was fashion editor of the Independent, i and the Independent on Sunday newspapers from 2013 to 2016, and was named one of InStyle magazine’s 20 most powerful people in fashion in 2015.
All fashion professionals and Dior obsessives.
632 pages, 277 x 190mm x 49, Hardback