Portraits of dresses
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Red alternates with gold, dark wool interchanges with taffeta in pastel colors. The brilliant aesthetics of Ferré’s creative direction for Dior has found prestige in a collector’s book that transmits the charm of timeless dresses onto paper.
The release of Dior by Gianfranco Ferré, published by Assouline, turns the spotlight on an emblematic chapter in the iconic maison’s history.
Through photographs by Laziz Hamani and writings by journalist Alexander Fury, this precious collector’s volume transcribes the rigor and genius of an Italian couturier.
Gianfranco Ferré was a designer of contemporary yet sophisticated femininity, and known for a sense of bold glamour, full of sumptuous materials and intense colors, in voluptuous and abundant proportions.
From his first haute couture collection, presented in 1989 in the garden of Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, until 1996, Gianfranco Ferré drew on the maison’s history, merging it with the spirit of the time. He revived a tradition that was inherited from the founding couturier, giving a name to each of his designs. Page after page, the opus features “portraits of clothes” illustrating the incredible wealth of talent and creative universe of a master couturier keen on architecture.
“My creations are the result of a textile architecture conceived for the body, which gives life to the body.”
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