Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Conversational Threads

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?

Replies

  1. SewNancy | | #1

    Google it!  Try finding your info on the internet.

    Nancy

  2. louise | | #2

    Caro

    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

    L

    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

        Caro

        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!

        Bliss!

        Louise

This post is archived.

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Conversational Threads

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All

Highlights

Shop the Store

View All
View More