Dior and His Decorators

Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy and The New Look



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Maureen Footer


Dior and His Decorators is the first work on the two interior designers most closely associated with Christian Dior. Like the unabashedly luxurious fashions of Dior’s New Look, which debuted in 1947, the interior designs of Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy infused a war-weary world with a sumptuous new aesthetic – a melding of the refined traditions of the past with a wholly modern sense of elegance. Author Maureen Footer recounts the lives and work of this influential trio, illustrated with a trove of evocative vintage photographs. Grandpierre designed Dior’s first couture house, creating not only the elegantly restrained look of the salons but also the template for the Dior brand, including typeface, logo, and packaging. Both Grandpierre and Geffroy (who worked independently) designed the interior of Dior’s townhouse. After the couturier’s untimely death in 1957, Grandpierre and Geffroy went on to design salons for other couturiers, as well as homes for the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Marcel Rochas, Gloria Guinness, Daisy Fellowes, and Maria Callas.

Additional information

Weight 1709 g
Dimensions 23.6 x 28.6 cm
Publisher name The Vendome Press
Publication date 1 December 2018
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Hamish Bowles
Dimensions 23.6 x 28.6 cm
Weight 1709 g


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