About The Book
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 Yves Saint Laurent and Marc Bohan, who had both been hired by Christian Dior himself, the Italian couturier Gianfranco Ferré, with an architecture degree from Milan Polytechnic, was selected in 1989 as the new artistic director of the house of Dior.
Ferré’s odes to the essence of Christian Dior’s style helped cement the iconography of the house for a new era. Known for his sense of architecture, love of feminine silhouettes, extravagance and opulence in bold color and sumptuous fabrics, and dynamic draping, Ferré redefined the notion of “Dior” as a style, a code, a spirit.
This beautiful volume showcases Gianfranco Ferré’s most emblematic haute couture designs for Dior, from the Ascot–Cecil Beaton collection of Autumn-Winter 1989 to the Indian Passion collection of Autumn-Winter 1996. Fashion journalist Alexander Fury eloquently explores Ferré’s vision to balance his own taste and that of Christian Dior, reinterpreting Dior’s elegant style for the 1990s and a new generation of clients and fashion observers.
Dior by Gianfranco Ferré is the fourth volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of the house of Dior, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned couture house since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been lovingly photographed by Laziz Hamani and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection.
- 320 pages
- over 200 illustrations
- English language
- W 11.77 x L 14.56 x D 1.37 in
- Hardcover with jacket
About The Author
Alexander Fury is a fashion journalist, author, and critic. In 2017 he was appointed editor of AnOther magazine, and in 2016 was made the first Chief Fashion Correspondent at T: The New York Times Style Magazine. From 2013 to 2016 he was fashion editor of The Independent, i, and The Independent on Sunday newspapers. In 2018, Fury received the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. His other books include Dior: Catwalk (Thames and Hudson, 2017); Catwalking: Photographs by Chris Moore (Laurence King, 2017); and contributions to the exhibition catalogue for Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the Museé Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 2017.
Laziz Hamani is passionate about creating beautiful images, his life defined by a constant search for aesthetics and meaning. He has worked with many prestigious luxury brands, and he has collaborated with Assouline Publishing on more than twenty titles. From the finest details of high jewelry to the purity of minimalist design, Hamani aims to bring the viewer into dialogue with the image, to evoke power and beauty through his unique simplicity.