Dior Catwalk

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Icon-Icon Opinion: What did a Dior fashion show look like in the 1950s? How did John Galliano romanticize and narrate the iconic turning point of the house in the 90s? For the first time ever, this book collects all of Dior’s haute couture collections, including the ready-to-wear collections after the arrival of John Galliano – and it is an indispensable bible for all fashion aficionados. Both the common parades and shows today find their source in this soaring vision!

Authors : Adélia Sabatini, Alexander Fury

Publishing House: La Martinière

Publication Date: 2017

Description :The triumph of an eternal house, seventy years after its spectacular first show.

On February 12, 1947, a young house named after its founder, Christian Dior, presented a spring-summer haute couture collection in a Paris still in the grip of winter cold. The creations were shown in a salon freshly painted in dove gray at 30 Avenue Montaigne, a historic and mythical address. This is the novelty that Dior symbolizes for fashion in general, and for Paris in particular. These codes, this visual language have fascinated the many successors of the designer: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, but especially John Galliano, and since 2017 Maria Grazia Chiuri. Their task has been, season after season, to find a new voice through the vocabulary of Dior.