Girl in Dior

Girl in Dior

Book - 2015
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : N B M Publishing, 2015
ISBN: 9781561639144
1561639141
Branch Call Number: / 741.5944 GOETZIN
Characteristics: 109 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnson, E. Joe (Edward Joe)

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mclarjh
Jun 07, 2017

Pretty drawings, but no interesting characters or story, stupid preface, and type in appendices too small to read.

AL_JOSHUAS Sep 22, 2016

This one was frankly just a bit odd for me. On the positive side I loved the art in the book. On the negative, it felt like it was missing substance. Heck even the forward isn't even worth reading (they basically jabber awkwardly and then just tell you they haven't even read the book). Its interesting to see the beginnings of the Dior fashion house from the inside, but it just left me wanting something more from the characters and the story as a whole.

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skyekilaen
Sep 17, 2015

Girl in Dior is a quasi-historical account of the inner workings of Christian Dior’s fashion house starting with his first Paris show in 1947. Clara, a young journalist and fashion enthusiast, is there for the historic event. Her journalism career doesn’t last much longer, but from its ashes she begins her new career as a fashion model for the house of Dior.

This book is a blend of fact and fiction because Clara’s not a real person. However, the rest of the cast is real, and Clara’s story gives the reader a way into the events of Dior’s rise to stardom. The illustrations are lovely! I’m not a fashionista, but the detailed depictions of these dresses look like they come from a fantasy land.

This is a fascinating read for anyone interested in women’s history, fashion, design, or even business. It's not a set of topics I would have normally been drawn to, but I really enjoyed it.

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aed161
Sep 05, 2015

I read a book on Dior recently that gave a full account of his life and times.

This graphic novel gives you a taste of the way the world was as it first emerges after the hardships and spartan life of WWll when women wanted glamour and beauty in their lives again. Christian Dior gave them that and more while employing over 500 women and men and helping to bring a much needed revival to his beloved Paris. If you are a fan of graphic novels and exquisite clothes, please consider reading this novel. I am a sci-fi fan, but this was a nice departure from the chaos of outer space into the inner life of the fabulous world of fashion.

stewaroby Sep 02, 2015

Beautiful drawings and the lists at the end of the book are wonderful.

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Laura_X Jul 22, 2015

That's good. Now you look like a girl in Dior.

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