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Christian Dior

Richard Martin

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ISBN 10: 0870998226 / ISBN 13: 9780870998225
Published by Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Christian Dior

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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Published 50 years after Christian Dior's "New Look" of 1947, and accompanying an exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this book presents a chronology of Dior's creations. They are drawn chiefly from the Costume Institute's collections, which include an extensive record of the designer's achievement as recognized by his New York clients of the 1940s and 1950s. Among the illustrations are extravagant evening wear, chic accessories, and details of Dior tailoring, as well as documentary photographs from the Dior Archives, Paris. The text places Dior's achievement in the cultural perspective of post-war renewal: the desire for optimism, the return to innocence, and the reclaiming of the pleasures of fine clothing and other sumptuary arts. Analyzing the "New Look", the authors set out to demonstrate the abiding impact of Dior's formulation of an icon for fashion's post-war renaissance.

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Richard Martin is an award-winning science writer whose work has appeared in "Wired, Time, Fortune, The Atlantic", and "The Best Science Writing of 2004". He is the author of "SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future." He is" "the editorial director of Pike Research, a leading clean energy firm. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Harold Koda is curator in charge and Andrew Bolton is curator, both at The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nancy J. Troy is professor of modern art history at the University of Southern California.

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