New Looks


This book is not yet published, but will be available from February 2022.

ISBN: 9780500025048 Category:

Jérôme Gautier


Published to mark the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest couture houses, this gorgeous book combines Christian Dior’s classics with the newest creations.

Christian Dior achieved immortality with his first collection in 1947. His ‘New Look’ amazed the world as it emerged after wartime austerity, and reset the boundaries of modern elegance. Dior’s search for the perfect line and the ideal silhouette has been celebrated by couturiers of the first rank: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri have all made their distinctive contribution.

This book honours Dior’s influence by celebrating the elements of style for every generation since 1947, through inspired pairings of classic and contemporary photographs. Six thematic chapters express outstanding Dior characteristics, including the silhouette, the evening gown and the eternal muse – in short, the aspects of the House that lend it unique distinction both then and now. The most beautiful fashion plates from Dior’s own time sit beside examples of the house’s creations through the decades. The resonance between classic archive photographs and the latest most up-to-date frames is clear and compelling.

Additional information

Weight 1984 g
Dimensions 22.7 x 29.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 12 February 2022
Number of pages 312
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.7 x 29.7 cm
Weight 1984 g


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Jérôme Gautier is an expert on fashion photography and the history of fashion. His book Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style was published to critical acclaim by Thames & Hudson in 2011.