— Author Farid Chenoune — Publisher Assouline — Presentation This book traces the story of the House of Dior through the constantly changing contours of its haute couture since its creation by Christian Dior in 1947. It explores the evolution of the house in six sequences dedicated to the couturier and to his successors, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano and Raf Simons, as well as that of fashion since 1947. It contains a selection of photographs by the most outstanding fashion photographers of their time, like Richard Avedon, Henry Clarke, Nick Knight, Willy Maywald, Irving Penn and many others, complemented by Laziz Hamani’s studio portraits of 150 models selected from more than 100 Dior haute couture shows.

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