Inspiration Dior offers an exclusive and comprehensive look into one of the fashion world’s most successful names. Moving from the brand’s beginning in 1947 to the present day, the book defines the roots of Dior style, highlighting the distinctive lines, materials, and shapes that have been loved throughout the decades. In addition to tracing themes and sources of inspiration, the book delves into the heart of the craft, explaining the excellence of haute couture—the leatherwork, detailed embroidery, luxurious fabrics, and more—while commenting on specific dresses, stitching samples, and shoes. A showcase of the many famous people who have worn Dior, including Elizabeth Taylor, Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Princess Diana, and Kate Moss, among many others, completes the definitive guide to this legendary fashion house.
* > Florence Müller is an exhibition organizer, teacher, journalist, consultant, and author of fashion books. She organized the Yves Saint Laurent: Style exhibition at Montreal’s Musée des beaux-arts and is also the coauthor of Abrams’s Yves Saint Laurent.