Faber & Faber. London. 2021. First edition, first printing. Hardback; white boards, dust jacket. 438 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. English. 235 x 175mm. 1.3kg. 9780571356522. Fine, in fine dust jacket.
A moving biography of Christian Dior's younger sister Catherine, resistance fighter and muse. During World War Two Catherine was a dedicated member of the French Resistance but was captured by the Gestapo and sent to a concentration camp. She survived and became the inspiration behind Dior's 'Miss Dior' perfume. Christian and Catherine's lives and influence were closely entwined. Justine Picardie's biography examines the dark and light, and the solace that nature and beauty can bring.
|Price : £25.00|