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.
The Dior exhibit at Dallas Museum of Art is beautifully done and so inspiring. It was interesting to see how the label has changed throughout the years as each new creative director puts their own stamp on the designs.
DogearedcopyOoh! I saw the Dior exhibit in Paris a couple of Summers ago and loved it! I‘m not a fashion maven or anything but it was staggering, driving home the connection between fashion and art 😍5mo