Christian Dior. Translated by Antonia Fraser.
London. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1957. First English edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 218 pages. 30 hors-texte b&w photographs. 225 x 150mm (8¾ x 6"). 0.45kg. . English. Good, in good dust jacket; shelf wear to jacket, ruffling to edges, spine ends and forecorners, a few short tears, jacket browned, not price-clipped; previous owner's name and address to front free endpaper.
The autobiography of Christian Dior, the couturier who revolutionised fashion in the 1940s with the 'New Look'. Dior focusses his writing on his years as a fashion designer and describes the internal workings of the House of Dior, providing a fascinating insight into the world of haute couture. He also talks about his early life and the artistic career that led to him opening his own fashion house. The book is divided into 4 parts - The Birth of Maison Christian Dior; From the Idea to the Dress; Inside a Couture House; The Adventure of My Life.