Esmeralda de Rethy & Jean-Louis Perreau.
Thames & Hudson. London. 2001. English language edition. First published in French in 1999. Hardback; red cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 128 pages. With 140 illustrations, 40 in colour. English. 370 x 280mm. 1.8kg. 500510636. Near fine, in very good dust jacket; some shelf wear to dust jacket, some light creasing to edges of jacket, a couple of short 1cm tears.
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.