Capturing the highlights of the major Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this stunning souvenir celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day. Haute-couture gowns by Christian Dior and the illustrious creative directors who followed him -Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri-are showcased here, each described by Oriole Cullen and atmospherically photographed by Laziz Hamani.
"Oriole Cullen and Connie Karol Burks offer up information, history, insights, and facts that most, if not all, of the other tomes based on the oeuvre of Maison Christian Dior seem to either gloss over or totally ignore. . . . [T]he authors weave aspects of designers and brands that have never been written about in depth. . . . [T]his really is one of the must-have books dealing with the history of Maison Dior. . . .The authors and curators have done a superb job of representing all concerned as well presenting the creations in the most straightforward and approachable way."--Jeffrey Felner, New York Journal of Books
From the Author
Oriole Cullen is curator of Fashion and Textiles at the V&A. Connie Karol Burks is Assistant Curator, Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A.