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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter One THE EARLY YEARS Chapter Two A NEW HOUSE, A NEW FEMININITY Chapter Three COUTURE PIRACY, PROTECTION & LITIGATION Chapter Four THE CHRISTIAN DIOR BOUTIQUE Chapter Five GLOBAL EXPANSION AND LICENCES Chapter Six THE CELEBRITY COUTURIER, DIPLOMAT AND ARBITER OF TASTE References 130 | Tables 136 | Chronology 138 | Dior at the V&A 139 Select Bibliography 140 | Acknowledgements 141 | Index 142

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Newly expanded and updated, this absorbing and beautiful book examines the seminal years of Christian Dior, 1947-57, from a truly international perspective.

About the Author

Alexandra Palmer is the Nora E. Vaughan Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Royal Ontario Museum


'a reminder ahead of the Dior exhibition opening at the V&A next week, that Brits can do luxury fashion too.' -- Lisa Armstrong

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