Christian Dior. Translated by Antonia Fraser.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson. London. 1957. First English edition. Hardback; maroon cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 218 pages. 30 hors-texte b&w photographs. English. 225 x 150mm. 0.45kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear, ruffling to spine ends, browning to spine, 4cm tear along top rear spine fold, not price-clipped; slight spotting to edges and prelims, dustiness to top edge. Peterborough County Grammar School for Girls prize bookplate to front 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.