american dior

— Author Kate Betts — Publisher Assouline — Presentation In 1957, Christian Dior was declared the “Dictator by Demand” of American fashion in an article of Time magazine. That was ten years after the couturier had launched his “New Look” that revolutionised women’s fashion with its extravagant silhouette, reigniting the apparel industry in postwar America.
With a vivid essay by fashion journalist Kate Betts, and stunning images from the likes of Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, American Dior explores the fashion house’s special connection with the United States, and illustrates how the French couturier’s name is synonymous with luxury and elegance in America.

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