This exquisite book places Christian Dior garments next to the Impressionist paintings that inspired them and it’s simply amazing to see how the art influenced the fashion.
Dior Impressions would make a wonderful gift for your bridesmaids, fashion minded friends, creative colleagues, or for your own collection. Rizzoli New York (the publishing house) was kind enough to send some images so that I can show you exactly what I’m talking about.
This cover dress is a total favorite of mine. It’s easy to see how Renoir’s Roses Mousseuses influenced the rose print in this Christian Dior afternoon taffeta dress from their 1956 Spring/Summer Haute Couture Collection.
The gown below from Dior’s 1949 Haute Couture Collection has a thousand embroidered flowers on it and mimics the fabulous play of colors during the Impressionist era. The roses, irises, jasmine, and touches of green from Monet’s The Path Through the Irises are clearly the inspiration for this stunner.
And finally, I just love this literal translation of pointillism on the Dior dress below. It is so clearly related to Monet’s The Artist’s Garden at Giverny. The colors, the technique – everything. This is the kind of dress that, just like pointillist paintings, looks fabulous from afar and is even more jaw-dropping up close.
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Dior Impressions // Written by Florence Müller with texts by Philippe Thiebaut, Farid Chenoune, Barbara Jeauffroy-Mairet, and Brigitte Richart // Photography: © Dior Impressions, Rizzoli New York, 2013.