Esmeralda de Rethy & Jean-Louis Perreau.
London. Thames & Hudson. 2001. English language edition. First published in French in 1999. Red cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 128 pages. With 140 illustrations, 40 in colour. 370 x 280mm (14½ x 11"). 1.8kg. 0500510636. English. Fine, in fine dust jacket.
In 1947 Christian Dior launched the 'New Look', a collection of clothes that was to bring Parisian fashion out of wartime greyness and into a world of glamour, opulence and style. For the next ten years, until his death in 1957, Dior remained the most respected of couturiers. Christian Dior. The Early Years examines the first decade of Dior's history, drawing on original documents and photographs from the Dior archive.