Francoise Giroud. Photographs by Sacha Van Dorseen.
Thames and Hudson. London. 1987. First British edition. Black cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 325 pages. With 271 illustrations, 85 in colour. English. 330 x 250mm. 2.6kg. 0500014302. Fine, in fine dust jacket.
The English-language edition of a beautifully-illustrated monograph on Christian Dior. The book begins with an essay on Dior and his fashion house, accompanied by archival photographs of the designer, the fashion shows and his world. A collection of photographs of Dior's creations - the clothes, jewels and drawings - reveal the grace and beauty of his post-War designs. Photographers featured include Horst, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and many others.