Capturing the highlights of the major Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this stunning souvenir celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day. Haute-couture gowns by Christian Dior and the illustrious creative directors who followed him -Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri-are showcased here, each described by Oriole Cullen and atmospherically photographed by Laziz Hamani.
Oriole Cullen is curator of Fashion and Textiles at the V&A. Connie Karol Burks is Assistant Curator, Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A.
Director's Foreword / Introduction / Dior in Britain / I The New Look / II The Dior Line / III Dior in Britain / IV Historicism / V Travels / VI The Garden / VII Designers for Dior / VIII The Ateliers / IX The Ballroom / Timeline / Acknowledgements / Photography Credits