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This review is from: Dior Couture by Demarchelier (Hardcover)
Usually you buy these art and fashion books to impress your friends or have a flick through when you have time to kill but this one is so captivating I can spend 10 minutes looking at one dress. The sheer astonishing effort that goes into the couture is reflected here by the size and quality of the book itself, which I would dare say is worth far more than the asking price.
I do agree that the focus is more on Galliano and there is a lack of Christian Dior's work however this has been explored in other books. There is also an absence of Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Giafranco Ferre et al but i imagine this is testimony to (dare I say) Galliano's genius. His work is incredible and sadly this has become his entire Dior opus after his fall from grace last year nevertheless I love him and the book is a magnificent display of his capabilities as a dress maker.
As for the photography, demarchelier is on form. Enough said. The only single reservation I have is Carine Roitfeld's dreadful styling around the centre of the book. She has managed to make Dior couture look like a TopShop advert, comment if you agree, obviously you'll have to buy the book to see it, which is my intention because you definitely should