Book Report: Dior Impressions

A Fashionable Read

As our boys hit the books this fall (remember the days of Catcher in the Rye and Tom Sawyer?), we’ll be adding a couple of new tomes to our coffee tables and first on our wish list is Dior Impressions just published by Rizzoli.

Les Roses Mousseuses – Renoir

Trois Femmes Aux Ombrelles – Marie Bracquemond

The world of flowers, fashion and Impressionist art come together in this book by Florence Muller, who also curated the exhibit by the same name at the Musee Christian Dior in Granville, France.  While we’d love to hop a plane and see the show (it’s been extended until September 29th), we’ll have to content ourselves with the beautiful pictures which feature works by Renoir, Degas, Manet and Monet alongside romantic gowns from Dior and his successors.

The Artist’s Garden at Giverny – Claude Monet

Tulips – Berthe Morisot

An avid gardener since he was a boy, Dior has always had a love affair with flowers and embraced feminine shapes and floral themes in many of his collections (read our post on Dior here.)  To this day, more recent Dior designers like John Galliano and Raf Simons incorporated botanical elements into their creations like petals and hand-painted blooms.

Fashionable Florals

We can’t wait to get our hands on this book and completely agree with Dior when he said, “After woman, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.”  What are you looking forward to reading this fall?

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

 

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6 Responses to “Book Report: Dior Impressions”

  1. Looks like a keeper…so many wonderful books coming out this fall, cannot wait! Enjoy your day.

  2. quintessence says:

    Oh dear – I think bookshelves in the bathroom may be a foregone conclusion at this point! Looks beautiful!

  3. Like you I’d prefer to hop on a plan and check out the exhibit in person, but the book looks like the next best thing. So pretty. Art, fashion and flowers? Three of my favorite things! Happy Wednesday, ladies! XO

  4. pretty pink tulips says:

    OK…that Dior book is begging to hang out on my living room coffee table. Stunning!!!

    Hope you’re having a great day…so beautiful today!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  5. Another great book…my list is getting longer…so many wonderful books this year!

  6. stitchfork says:

    So pretty! Let’s all hop that plane and go see it in person!
    xo
    Cathy

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