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New Looks

Jérôme Gautier


Celebrating one of the world’s greatest couture houses, this gorgeous book combines Christian Dior’s classics with the newest creations

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Christian Dior achieved immortality with his first collection in 1947. His ‘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 has been celebrated by 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.

This book honours Dior’s influence by celebrating the elements of style for every generation since 1947, through inspired pairings of classic and contemporary photographs. Six thematic chapters express outstanding Dior characteristics, including the silhouette, the evening gown and the eternal muse - in short, the aspects of the House that lend it unique distinction both then and now. The most beautiful fashion plates from Dior’s own time sit beside examples of the house’s creations through the decades. The resonance between classic archive photographs and the latest most up-to-date frames is clear and compelling.


'Jérôme Gautier weaves an engaging narrative'
Financial Times

'Exquisite … showcases more than half a century of iconic fashion looks that continue to influence how we dress today'

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 28.8 x 21.6 cm

Extent: 312 pp

Publication date: 17 February 2022

ISBN: 9780500025048

Contents List

Chapter 1 Field of Dreams
Chapter 2 Strike a Pose!
Chapter 3 Return of Romance
Chapter 4 Princesses in Bloom
Chapter 5 Muses
Chapter 6 Dior’s Guidelines

About the Author

Jérôme Gautier is an expert on fashion photography and the history of fashion. His book Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style was published to critical acclaim by Thames & Hudson in 2011.