Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity. Following the abrupt departure of Yves Saint Laurent, the understated elegance of Marc Bohan’s design outlook regrounded the house of Dior on its original foundation of soft, ladylike, feminine silhouettes, which appealed to women around the world, from American socialites and international celebrities to royalty.
Featuring beautiful original photography by Laziz Hamani, this marvelous volume encompasses Marc Bohan’s most iconic haute couture designs for the house of Dior, from the Slim Line collection of Spring 1961 to the Year of India collection for Spring 1989. Fashion journalist Jérôme Hanover recounts details and anecdotes behind many selected pieces, providing insight into Bohan’s inspirations and influences throughout nearly thirty years designing for the house of Dior.
Founded in Paris in 1994 by Prosper and Martine Assouline, Assouline is the first luxury brand on culture. It began with the desire to create a new, contemporary style of book, using the couple's experienced eye for visually rich stories and compelling narratives.
Guided by their passion for knowledge, culture and travel, the Assoulines have since expanded their vision to 1,700 titles in three main collections, along with special editions and unique library accessories—a grand oeuvre of inspiring creations. Throughout the last quarter of a century, the brand has established a network of international boutiques in prominent locations across the globe.
With a distinguished team of creative talents—which includes the founders' son Alexandre—the brand continues to reinvent the notion of true luxury. Assouline’s roster of collaborators includes some of the world’s most respected brands, artists, photographers, writers and designers.