Arcade Publishing 1996
8vo, paper-covered boards with gold titling to spine and front board. Ex college library with usual stamps + stickers. D/w in protective sleeve VG++/VG++ 825 gms
(Order reference 15299)
Christian Dior, the legendary French fashion designer, caused a worldwide sensation in 1947, in a Paris still groping to recover from the devastations of wartime occupation. For the next thirty years the House of Dior, with its subdued and refined pearl-grey, velvet-covered walls and its grey carpeting, played host to aristocrats, stars of stage and film, and glitterati from around the world. Much of Dior's daily inspiration emanated from the world of the intellectual and artistic elite, in which he moved with such people as Eric Satie, Francis Poulenc, Henry Sauguet, Jean Cocteau, and Raoul Dufy. In addition to Dior, Marie-France Pochna guides us skilfully through the constellation of Paris high-fashion luminaries: Lanvin, Balenciaga, Lelong, Hermes, Givenchy, and Jacques Fath. Includes an Index.