1947 saw the inception of Christian Dior’s New Look. In the same year, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon captured both the man himself and the collection in a style that was as revolutionary as the clothing. From that moment, to the succession of Yves Saint Laurent, to Raf Simons and everything in between, journalist Jérôme Gautier examines the progression of Dior’s groundbreaking collection.
Interpreted through some of fashion’s finest photographers throughout their careers, Dior: New Look documents how the label has long dominated the industry. Inspecting the photographers’ work as much as the influential garments, with names like Willy Vanderperre, Mario Testino and David Sims making up the pages. A comprehensive and beautiful history of the brand, whether you’re a die-hard Dior fan or not, the volume is an insight to almost 70 years of photography in fashion.