Dior Celebrates 70 Years in a Beautiful New Book

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

This year Dior, one of the world’s most famous ateliers, is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a coffee-table book: The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture which will be released on November 28th by Artbook. In a series of themes, the couture house’s rich history unfolds, highlighting the milestones of the six designers’ who’ve interpreted Christian Dior’s signature silhouette since his death in 1957: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and currently, the first female, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

In addition to over 100 images, leading fashion writer Lydia Kamitsis and curators Katie Somerville and Danielle Whitfield narrate Dior’s history, and give insight into what has kept it so revered for 70 years. Click through for a preview.

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Christian Dior models pose in the salon of House of Dior’s headquarters 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris 1957; Photo by Loomis Dean for LIFE magazine 1957.

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Christian Dior outside of House of Dior’s headquarters, 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris.

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Christian Bérard, Illustration of the Bar, afternoon ensemble 1947.

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Bar, afternoon ensemble spring summer 1947 collection modeled by Renée 1955.

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Bar, afternoon ensemble, 1947 designed, 1987 made.

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Christian Dior with model Lucky, circa 1956; Photo by Bellini.

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Presentation of the Adélaïde ensemble from the spring-summer 1948 haute couture collection, during the Christian Dior parade at David Jones department store in Sydney, Austrailia, July-August 1948.

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Marc Bohan sketch of San Carlo, large evening ensemble, 1961.

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Christian Dior and a model, circa 1950.

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Christian Dior models arriving in Australia for the autumn-winter 1957, haute couture collection, Christian Dior’s last collection, November 1957.

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John Galliano, red silk and wool jacket and skirt ensemble 2009, spring-summer 2009.

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Christian Dior adjusts the accessories to the Zaire dress, on model and muse, Victoire Doutreleau, in preparation for the autumn-winter 1954, haute couture show; Photo Mark Shaw.

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The ateliers of the House of Dior, circa 1948.

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Inside the ateliers of the House of Dior, circa 1950.

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Christian Dior draping fabric over fashion model Sylvie, circa 1948; Photo by Bellini.

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The Eugénie dress, from the autumn-winter 1948 haute couture collection; Photo by Willy Maywald.

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The Climene dress by Yves Saint Laurent, from autumn-winter 1959; Photo by Laziz Hamani.

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Christian Dior working with Mitzah Bricard (left) and Marguerite Carré (right) on the Première soirée dress, autumn−winter 1955; Photo by Bellini.

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Model Wendy Rodgerson wears the Cocotte dress, spring–summer 1948; Photo by Clifford Coffin.

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John Galliano for Christian Dior spring−summer 1997 haute couture, modeled by Kylie Bax; Photo by Michael Thompson.

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Ateliers of the House of Dior.

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John Galliano for Christian Dior, Paris, from the autumn-winter 2011 haute couture collection. Photo by Guy Marineau.

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Raf Simons for Christian Dior, Paris, from the autumn-winter 2012 haute couture collection.

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Raf Simons for Christian Dior, Paris, from the autumn-winter 2012 haute couture collection. Photo by Patrick Demarchelier

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Raf Simons for Christian Dior, Paris, from the spring-summer 2015 haute couture collection.

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Source: www.elle.com

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