In this lavish collection Jér\xc3\x83\xc2\xb4me Gautier collects the outstanding elements of Dior’s style for every generation since 1947, pairing classic and contemporary photographs together with some exquisite rarities. Christian Dior’s “New Look” amazed the world as it emerged after wartime austerity, and reset the boundaries of modern elegance. Dior’s search for the perfect line and the ideal silhouette continues with couturiers of the first rank: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri have all made their distinctive contribution. In these pages, the most beautiful fashion plates from Dior’s own time sit beside examples of the house’s creations from each decade. This beautiful volume honors and celebrates Dior past and present with undisputed elegance and panache.
Jér\xc3\x83\xc2\xb4me Gautier is an expert on fashion photography and the history of fashion. His book Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style was published to critical acclaim in 2011.