The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture


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In celebration of the seventieth anniversary and produced in close collaboration with the House of Dior, one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses, this sumptuous publication features garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017 and more than 100 stunning images.

The House of Dior explores the story of the fashion house through a series of themes, featuring works by the seven designers who have played key roles in shaping Dior’s renowned fashionable silhouette: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.

This large-format hardback details the full retrospective of the House of Dior from 1947 until today; is striking in design, innovative in production values, and is visually led with fullpage photography of works, historical and contextual imagery. Writers include leading fashion writer Lydia Kamitsis and NGV’s curators of Fashion and Textiles Katie Somerville and Danielle Whitfield.


This beautifully presented publication narrates the rich history of the fashion house, including Christian Dior’s early influences, the design codes synonymous with the House of Dior, insights into the Dior atelier workrooms, the role that accessories and perfume have played in expressing the complete Dior look and the milestones of its six successive designers following Christian Dior’s sudden death in 1957.


Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
355mm x 280mm, portrait, 256 pages,hardback
Fully illustrated in colour
ISBN: 9781925432336
Category: Fashion and Textiles
RRP: $59.95
Published: August 2017