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Dior’s masterpiece(s)

carobanano | Posted in General Discussion on

I have to write an essay on something that I consider to be a masterpiece, and why I think that is so. Instead of doing something boring and generic (the Mona Lisa, for example), I think I’ll write about Dior’s Tailleur Bar suit. It’s the famous cream-and-black ensemble that launched the New Look.

So I’m looking for details on its construction. I do have Couture Sewing Techniques, but it’s not immediately at hand, and I haven’t really ever read the jackets/suits section. Does anyone know if this informaion is available? And if so, where can I get my hands on it?


  1. SewNancy | | #1

    Google it!  Try finding your info on the internet.


  2. louise | | #2


    Is you assignment done?  If  not I have about 5 references for you which should be available from your public library, depending on where you are and how large your home town is.

    Christian Dior, the Early Years 1947-57; Esmerila de Rethy;Vendome Press;2001

    Christian Dior 1905-0957; Francois Giroud;Rizzoli (press/publ); 1987

    Christian Dior; Diana De Marly; Holmes and Meier; 1990

    Christian Dior- the Man Who Made the World Look New;Marie France Pochna;Arcade;1996 & 1994

    Dior in Vogue;Brigid Kernan;Harmony Books;1991

    If it's not too late I hope this helps


    1. carobanano | | #3

      Louise- not too late at all! (OK, so I've been a slacker.) Thanks so much for all those books; I'll be sure to nose around for them. Hopefully something good c0omes up- and if not, it'll definitely be fun reading! :D

      1. louise | | #4


        You're welcome.  I think there was a citation for Vendome Press,  if there was, some of the master's secrets will be unlocked.  They print scaled down actual patterns!



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