The history and evolution of fashion is something I really enjoy to read about when I want to disconnect my mind from everything and just want a relaxed read in the sofa with a cup of tea, learning from the big brands like in this case Dior is going back on years and years of work and in my case even get some life inspiration.
My latest read and now in my cafe table is Little Book of Dior by Karen Homer, a pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of 70 years of opulent fashion, 70 years of Dior. Christian Dior’s spectacular rise to the upper echelons of the Parisian fashion world is one of the most compelling stories of twentieth-century fashion. Dior’s debut collection in 1947 invented the New Look silhouette and revolutionised the way women dressed, shopped and saw themselves.
Recounting Christian Dior’s early life, the brand’s inception, the triumphs of the couture collections on the catwalk and the red carpet, and the fashion house’s evolution under Christian Dior’s creative direction successors – Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri
This is actually a book to go through pretty fast, which is nice if you are not a fan of massive fashion books that might turn down any desire to read about it, I did have some notions of Dior’s history but I managed to learn more and was a bit clueless about the modern house, that is to say the brand without the actual Christian Dior involved on it.
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 180 x 125 mm
This would make a lovely gift for any fashion lover, if you want to learn more about fashion history or if you want to have little coffee books for your guest to enjoy when they come to your house, I did learn many things about it and wasn’t heavy to read at all so I quite recommend it.
You can buy it on Amazon UK and worldwide from Book Depository
I hope you enjoyed he post and would love to know if you enjoy reading this kind of books and if you like fashion too.