Christian Dior. Translated by Antonia Fraser.
Penguin Books. Middlesex. 1958. First Penguin edition. Wrappers. 190 pages. 22 hors-texte b&w photographs. English. 180 x 110mm. 0.15kg. . Very good; light shelf wear, some browning to wrappers and pages, crease to spine.
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. A charming edition with the iconic orange Penguin wrapper.