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Christian Dior was arguably the most important fashion designer of the twentieth century. One of a handful of designers who dominated 20th century fashion along with Coco Chanel, Paul Poiret & Yves Saint Laurent. His career was launched in 1947 with his very first collection, in which he introduced the “New Look“. Featuring rounded shoulders, a cinched waist, and very full skirt, the New Look celebrated ultra-femininity and opulence. After years of military and civilian uniforms, sartorial restrictions and shortages, Dior offered not merely a new look but a new outlook. While the House of Dior is still a thriving business today, Dior’s untimely death in 1957 left the fashion world without a great dictator of style. Christian Dior designed under his own name for only a decade, but his influence will be felt for many years to come.


Hard bound first printing with dust jacket.
(and signed with his customary “Tian Dior” )

Description: Subtitle “As told to Elie Rabourdin and Alice Sheppard”. Translated from the French by Eugenia Shepard. A personal account of his rise within the fasion world, starting in the mid 1930’s as editor of Figaro, through the opening of his Parirs salon in 1947. B/W photos of Author and Fashions of the day. 112 pages. Minor rubbing to edges of boards and slight sunning to spine edge. Minor chipping to spine edges of dust jacket, and one tear to front, otherwise very good. A RARE COPY – inscribed by one of the most influential designers of the last century!

Bookseller Inventory # 19326



Talking About Fashion
Dior, Christian

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York
Publication Date: 1953
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First U. S. Edition

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