Elie Rabourdin & Alice Chavane, with Christian Dior.
Hutchinson. London. 1954. First British Edition. Hardback; blue cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 100 pages. 8 hors-texte plates on blue paper, reproducing Dior fashion drawings. English. 190 x 130mm. 0.3kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, light rubbing to edges, light wear to forecorners and spine ends, slight loss to base of spine with a small hole, price-clipped; neat contemporary gift inscription to front free endaper - '- a reminder of our happy days in the 'Rag Trade'. Hylda & John 1954.'
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 Business and New Look at the Future this is a fascinating insider's account of the twentieth-century Parisian fashion world. The text is enhanced by plates of Dior fashion drawings.