by Richard Martin, Harold Koda
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art 1996
Number of pages: 208
This is a portrait album of a sampling of Christian Dior's masterpieces shown in the 1996 New York Metropolitain Museum of Art's retrospective. Among the illustrations are extravagant evening wear, chic accessories, and details of Dior tailoring, as well as documentary photographs from the Dior Archives, Paris.
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