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60 Years of Style: From Christian Dior to John Galliano

Text by Farid Chenoune

Photographs by Laziz Hamani

  • 36.30 x 29.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 384pp
  • 250 Illustrations, 250 in colour
  • First published 2007

Dior is the most prestigious and internationally celebrated of all the great couture houses.

Christian Dior’s successors – Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré and John Galliano – have remained faithful to Dior's vision while at the same time reinterpreting it in their own new and distinctive ways.

This massive, luxurious book traces the history of the House of Dior through the constantly changing contours of its haute couture. It is also a history of fashion since 1947, of its dreams and realities, its big events and main protagonists, its stars and clients, its models and journalists, its indispensable seamstresses and all who work their magic behind the scenes.

A feast of contemporary photographs by the most outstanding fashion photographers of their time, including Richard Avedon, Henry Clarke, Nick Knight, Willy Maywald, Irving Penn and many others, is complemented by Laziz Hamani’s studio portraits of
150 exceptional designs selected from the 120 shows presented by Dior over its sixty year history.

Farid Chenoune is a fashion historian and specialist in French language and literature. He teaches the history of fashion in Paris. Laziz Hamani’s many books include Panama: A Legendary Hat, Château Latour, Codognato and Alex Vervoordt: The Story of a Style.