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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Dior Couture- Patrick Demarchelier

The cover of Dior Couture

Dior is one of the power houses in fashion, and one of the most revered icons of the fashion world. It is therefor likely a string of books,movies and documentaries will try to document the rich history behind such a powerful institution. The latest homage to the fashion house comes in the form of a book compiled by Patrick Demarchelier titled 'Dior Couture'

The opening shot- members of the Dior ateliers assembled infront of the fashion house
The book is in a portfolio-style presentation of over 100 gowns and compiles a whole era of the Dior fashion house's most iconic couture looks. The book will take the readers on a voyage throughout time, reviewing designs and gowns by Christian Dior himself and his famous successors Yves Saint-Laurent, Marc Bohan and John Galliano. The timeless aesthetics of the gowns have been captured by Demarchelier in a hope of inspiring a dream to which he adds "With Dior Haute Couture, the dream is already there." 

Dior Couture (Rizzoli) is a book skillfully written by Ingrid Sischy and shot by Patrick Demarchelier, a well known photographer in the fashion industry. His work comprises advertising campaigns for the biggest couture houses and is often featured in the fashion bibles of the world, namely Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire. For the purpose of this book, Demarchelier has enlisted the help of some of the most beautiful women in the world namely Charlize Theron, Gisele Bundche and Karlie Kloss among others. The women wear the clothes with unrivaled poise and the end result is a masterpiece.

The book has been available here is Australia since yesterday 6 December 2011. It would make a great coffee table book to wow your girlfriends or with Christmas coming it would make as an inspirational gift to a savvy fashionista.

Click on the video below for a backstage look at the making of the book.

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