Dior : New Looks
Thames & Hudson
After presenting his debut collection in 1947, Christian Dior was immortalised in the world of fashion. His New Look emerged following the hardships of the war, and in mesmerising the entire world it upturned the modern codes of elegance.
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Its questioning of form and silhouette was revived, after his premature death, by the great couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano and today Raf Simons.
Taking an entirely original approach to fashion and photography, Jérôme Gautier follows the interplay between Christian Dior's most emblematic works and the most recent collections. This fascinating game of back and forth is documented in this remarkable work.
Dior As such New Looks exposes how the legendary fashion house continues to embody the quintessence of haute couture while honouring the past, as Christian Dior did in the 1940s and 1950s, pairing modernity with unparalleled elegance and panache.