With the cinematic “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” a huge hit at the Brooklyn Museum (through Feb. 20), Thames & Hudson is offering two new books on the designer whose romantic, feminine “New Look” transformed fashion in the post-World War II era. (The Dior look kept getting reinvented, most notably by such subsequent creative directors of the house as Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano.)
“The World According to Christian Dior,” edited by Patrick Mauriès and Jean-Christophe Napias ($16.95, hardcover, March 2022) is a collection of memorable quotations from the man himself on style, women and inspiration, drawn from the fashion house’s archives and a wealth of interviews and accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations.
“Dior: New Looks,” by Jérome Gautier ($60.00, hardcover, March 2022) is being published to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Dior’s first collection. The lavish volume showcases the outstanding elements of Dior’s style in an inspired narrative of classic and contemporary photographs.