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By Richard Martin, Harold Koda

Released 50 years after Christian Dior's "New glance" of 1947, and accompanying an exhibition on the gown Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of artwork, big apple, this e-book offers a chronology of Dior's creations. they're drawn mainly from the gown Institute's collections, which come with an intensive list of the designer's success as famous by means of his long island consumers of the Forties and Nineteen Fifties. one of the illustrations are extravagant night put on, stylish components, and information of Dior tailoring, in addition to documentary images from the Dior documents, Paris. The textual content locations Dior's fulfillment within the cultural viewpoint of post-war renewal: the need for optimism, the go back to innocence, and the reclaiming of the pleasures of excellent garments and different sumptuary arts. interpreting the "New Look", the authors got down to exhibit the abiding influence of Dior's formula of an icon for fashion's post-war renaissance.

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