Dior by Dior: The Autobiography of Christian Dior
8vo. pp. 208. cloth hardcover. London: V & A Publications, 2015.
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ISBN-10: 1851778691 / ISBN-13: 9781851778690
Christian Dior’s fascinating autobiography offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of haute couture.
Christian Dior (1905–1957) rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the “New Look” took the world by storm. This charming and modest autobiography gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man behind the high-profile establishment. It is also a unique portrait of classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. Dior details his childhood in Granville, the family and friends closest to him, his most difficult years and sudden success, as well as his sources of inspiration and creative processes.