Girl in Dior /

by Goetzinger, Annie [author,]; Johnson, E. Joe (Edward Joe) [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : N B M Publishing, 2015.Description: 109 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781561639144; 1561639141.Uniform titles: Jeune fille en Dior. English.Subject(s): Dior, Christian -- Comic books, strips, etc | Christian Dior (Firm) -- Comic books, strips, etc | Fashion design -- France -- History -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc | Young women -- France -- Paris -- Comic books, strips, etc | Models (Persons) -- Comic books, strips, etc | Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc | Graphic novels | Comic books, strips, etcSummary: "The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It's February 12, 1947 and the crème de la crème of Paris Haute Couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior's first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerized: it's a triumph! Carmel Snow of Harper's Bazaar cries out: "It's quite a revolution, your dresses have such a new look!" Dior's career is launched and Clara's story begins. Soon, she is picked by Dior himself to be his model" -- provided by publisher.
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The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It's the 12th of February 1947, and the creme de la creme of Paris haute couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior's first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerised: it's a triumph! Soon, Clara is picked by Dior himself to be his model.

"Initially published in French as Jeune fille en Dior ©Darguard, 2013."

"The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It's February 12, 1947 and the crème de la crème of Paris Haute Couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior's first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerized: it's a triumph! Carmel Snow of Harper's Bazaar cries out: "It's quite a revolution, your dresses have such a new look!" Dior's career is launched and Clara's story begins. Soon, she is picked by Dior himself to be his model" -- provided by publisher.

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Christian Dior's "New Look" of 1947, his debut collection, went by a more evocative French name: Corolle, petals of a flower. After the fabric-sparing styles of World War II, these elitist, extravagant hourglass dresses were designed to make every woman "feel as beautiful as a duchess," as the designer put it. Goetzinger (Agence Hardy) creates a fictional narrator, young journalist Clara, who takes us inside the House of Dior as a model. It's taxing, complicated teamwork creating 200 designs to be culled into nearly a hundred new dresses twice a year, and we meet -Dior's staff, the steel-eyed fashion journalists, rich clients, and hovering celebrities. The lovely watercolor art portrays the clothes with affectionate romanticism; many drawings are splashed over one or two pages, as when assistants lower fabulous evening gowns down from the balcony into the models' dressing room. VERDICT More homage than biography or nuanced analysis, this beautifully rendered work skimps on depth and social issues. However, the comprehensive back matter fills in plenty about the designer and his fashion world. Haute couture fans will appreciate this; it is also recommended for collections on the garment industry and the postwar period.-M.C. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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