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Dior Couture Hardcover – November 16, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (November 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847838021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847838028
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 11.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...far and away the most gorgeous book on the house..." ~The New York Times

"Dior Couture immortalizes one of the most important and long-lived couture houses in the world and is a book that anyone with an interest in fashion will want for their library." ~Huffington Post

"Books such as this are rare and should be considered a must for any fashion library and certainly for anyone with a serious interest in fashion as an art form." ~New York Journal of Books

About the Author

Dior was started in Paris by designer Christian Dior in 1946. In addition to haute couture, Dior also produces ready-to-wear, men’s couture, accessories, and perfume. Patrick Demarchelier is one of the best-known fashion photographers in the world. His work appears in top fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Marie Claire. He also shoots advertising campaigns for couture houses, including Dior, Chanel, YSL, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein. Ingrid Sischy is the former editor-in-chief of Interview magazine and the international editor for Vanity Fair’s European editions. 

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Highly recommended for those who loves fashion.
Lior Danieli
The beautiful Maryna Linchuk in a breathtaking gown photographed by the one and only Patrick Demarchelier.
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I almost cried as I turned the pages of this book!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Bklynbased on December 26, 2011
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I had this book on my wish list and was excited to receive it as a present, the descriptive as representing Dior's greatest couture gowns shot by Demarchelier intrigued me , I anticipated Christian Dior,Yves Saint Laurent ,Bohan ,Ferre and Galliano, sewn together . Unfortunately it's really all Galliano, I would have loved to see the full expression of the brand over 60+ years, not 80 % Galliano,Christian Dior day wear and some late afternoon cocktail, the Bar suit..... for the 100th time.... yes we all know that one, beautiful revolutionary for its time but... clearly nothing of interest from Bohan and Ferre ..... there are so many gowns that have not been included and are still available in collections.... and unfortunately what felt like just a couple of tunics by Bohan... really, the guy was there for 30 years and commercially Dior's most successful couture designer........ and Ferre ,known for reinterpreting the giant ball gown at Dior... The photography is beautiful, the print quality is excellent, but I feel the final editorial choice is disappointing, and spoke more to friends helping friends than a need to enlighten , I would have liked to have seen a new facet, an aha moment by juxtaposing these great names, a fresher opinion that threads together over 60 years of such a storied brand. I would give it 5 stars for the photography but only 2 for the fashion content.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lilly Ford on March 2, 2012
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This is a beautifully produced book showing lots of Dior's stunning garments.
The book itself is really huge and thick and loaded with hundreds of full page color & b/w stylish photos printed on high quality paper. The book is also text-free and the photos are accompanied with captions revealing the dates of the various illustrated collections.
My only criticism is that I hoped this book would chronicle all the designers who collaborated with the house of Dior along with showing more of Christian Dior's original pieces, however, like most of the books produced on Dior, this one is no exception where it is heavily focusing on John Galliano. Granted he is talented but other designers are also worth documenting, besides, I personally don't really like the creative direction of Dior since Galliano took the helm.
But with that being said, I recommend this book as a fine addition to any fashion library.
N.B. the book entitled Dior and published by Assouline on the occassion on the 60th anniversary is the closest definitive illustrated account on the House of Dior, highly recommended. Dior
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Stipelman on December 28, 2011
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Beautiful book. Unfortunately there is too much Galliano. Bohan and Ferre were my favorites and I wish they were included in some depth. The title does not reflect the contents
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jenna on January 4, 2012
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This book in one word is stunning. Every image is done to perfection. The couture in this book, a lot of it by John Galliano, is breathtaking. From the photography by Patrick Demarchelier to the beautiful models such as Natalia Vodianova, Sasha Pivovarova, and Agyness Deyn. This book is everything and more than I expected it. I had already fallen in love when I saw the cover. The beautiful Maryna Linchuk in a breathtaking gown photographed by the one and only Patrick Demarchelier.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Evelyn on December 1, 2011
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This is just a beautiful book. The photographs by Demarchelier are stunning - they make me want to grab my camera and start shooting. It is definitely a feast for the eyes and the coffee table.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M on November 7, 2012
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I'd like to consider this book as the "Goodbye Galliano" for Dior book since a large amount of the content in this book was from Galliano's Couture collections for Dior. Amazing black and white, and color photography. Each image is impeccably rich in composition, color, personality and that clashing between frivolous looks, the narratives and bold design complement each other.

It's a large, stately book that even when closed- the size and cover is something to behold. My only critique is that I wish there was more images by Patrick DeMarchelier (he's done far more for Dior couture than what this book can fill in). I wish there could be a Dior Couture Part 2 book!

If you were captivated by Dior Couture from all eras, but more specifically between the late 1990s and 2000s- this is the Couture book to own. Especially for the price here on Amazon, I've seen other retailers price this book $120 - $150.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bk.aynai on March 1, 2012
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I almost cried as I turned the pages of this book! the pictures are wonderful,there is really not to much content to go along with the designs so if you are looking for that then you won't find it here, But if you are looking for stunning photographs of mostly John Gallinio's work then you will not be disappointed. It is a must have for the your fashion library it really is ,!t is nice to have some content along with the pictures,but the pictures are so beautiful that they just simply make the book a wonderful coffee table art book. At the end of the day This book is a Beautiful ,stunning collection of absolutely gorgeous photos !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Knight on February 15, 2012
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I have quita a collection of gorgeous fashion books---some more gorgeous than others, but this one ranks right up there with THE Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty! I have had my eye on this since it came out late this fall and kept shopping and hoping to find it for a good price, and this was, is the best price out there. A truly beautifully pu together book with seeming endless stunning pics one after the next. This is a must have for anyone who loves Dior past and present, and for anyone who loves the beuaty and art of couture!
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