Edited by Elisabeth Flory.
Paris. Musee des Arts de la Mode. 1986. First edition. Wrappers. 232 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout in with photos and drawings in b&w and colour. 315 x 240mm (12½ x 9½"). 1.4kg. 2901422012. French. Near fine; light wear to wrappers with some browning, internally clean with no inscriptions.
The catalogue for a retrospective exhibition of the life and work of the French fashion designer, Christian Dior, held at the Musee des Arts de la Mode in Paris. It contains a well illustrated overview of Dior's output and career, with many archival fashion photos and illustrations. Also present is a complete catalogue of Dior's Collections from Printemps-Ete 1947 to Automne-Hiver 1957/58. Each outfit is illustrated with a drawing and with details of material, exhibition history, bibliography and provenance. The original catwalk notes for each collection are also reproduced.