(as of Oct 28,2021 20:17:47 UTC – Details)
When Christian Dior opened his Paris couture house in the late 1940s, he began to reemploy the codes of French eighteenth-century fashion to define his glamorous New Look―a flourishing symbol of the return of Paris and French fashion on the world stage. An exquisite silk bow, symbolizing both a perfect gift and the epitome of French elegance and handcrafted savoir-faire, has always been a feature of the bottle created for Dior’s first perfume, the now-legendary Miss Dior, inspired by the designer’s beloved sister Catherine. The attraction of the bow in couture by Dior has never ceased to fascinate the House’s designers―Yves Saint-Laurent, Valentino, John Galliano―who have put them at the very center of their creative vocabulary, elevating each design to an unforgettable tour de force of silken drapery and tulle. This gorgeous volume celebrates in sumptuous detail the bow’s intriguing history and timeless allure in Dior’s Haute Couture, jewelry, and perfume, where it is constantly reimagined mixing contemporary techniques and traditional skills to create new ties to the spirit of the times.
Publisher:Flammarion (4 Nov. 2021)