London / 70 Years of Dior with the V&A
One Friday night, I had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes insight into the latest fashion tome, Dior Catwalk, at the V&A. Authors Alexander Fury contributor to T The New York Times Style Magazine, and Susannah Frankel, editor-in-chief of AnOther Magazine, discussed the house of Dior, its codes, and how each designer has interpreted them throughout the brand's 70 years.
Largely based around Monsieur Christian Dior's "woman as flower" ideology, we followed the New Look, sloped shoulders, corsetry, and endless tiers of material through the various Dior designers. Interestingly enough, it's only Dior's current head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has chosen to reference other Dior designers (John Galliano, Gianfranco Ferré, Raf Simons..), as well as the original.
Would love to get my hands on this book!