Elie Rabourdin & Alice Chavane, with Christian Dior.
New York. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1954. First US Edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 100 pages. Two newspaper cuttings about Dior from 1955 loosely inserted. 16 hors-texte black-and-white photographic plates. 190 x 130mm (7½ x 5"). 0.3kg. . English. Very good, in very good dust jacket; some light shelf wear to dust jacket with a few small nicks to top of spine, small area of front jacket rubbed with some loss to surface, spine lightly browned; neat contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, offsetting of newspaper cuttings to rear endpaper.
Scarce with the dust jacket. A charming book in which Christian Dior, in his own words, tells the story of his rise to the top of Haute Couture and how it works at the top. With chapters including The Collection is Born, The Show Begins, The Client, Strictly Businessand New Look at the Future this is a fascinating insider's account of the twentieth-century Parisian fashion world.