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.
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm
"This autobiography not only gives readers detailed insight into the workings of the fashion house, but also reveals the nature of the man behind it." -- Daniela Saunders, 20+ Must- Have Fashion Coffee Table Books, Country & Town House, 24th May 2022, "A fascinating insight into the iconic design house" -- Hello Magazine, "an excellent primary source...and invaluable addition to fashion history literature" -- Caroleen Molenaar, Journal of Dress History, Vol. 4, Issue. 3, Autumn 2020, "This intimate autobiography allows us to discover the man behind the creative genius acclaimed internationally." Eleanora Dal Bosco, 1 Granary, January 3rd 2022