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Stars in Dior: A New Book by Christian Dior

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Rizzoli Editions presents a new book Stars in Dior, which is coming out in France this May and in the U.S this September. The book features the most iconic stars around the world in outfits by the couturier. Therefore, it includes a collection of 250 images; obtains from movie scenes and photos from popular shoots with annotation by journalist Jérôme Hanover.

Stars in Dior includes photos from Marlène Dietrich to Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman and Elizabeth Taylor, to reveal the most glamorous and elegant outfits worn by the stars of the silver screen.

We don’t know if Dior’s most recent models Marian Cotrillard or Mila Kunis are featured in the book, but I think it is a brilliant idea and a good collectible for fashionistas around the world and Hollywood fashion people who love, love, love their images and often attempt to reinvent them.

As I mentioned before, Stars in Dior will be available from Rizzoli Editions this September priced at $65.00.

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Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum

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Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective holds an international applauded exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, with the support from Neiman Marcus, March 25 – July 8, 2012. This wide retrospective, of 40 years of creativity inventiveness features a gorgeous selection of 200 haute couture pieces along with many photographs, drawings, and films that demonstrate the development of YSL’s style and impact on fashion.

The outfits were chosen from an archive of 5,000 complete outfits preserved by the Foundation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent, the strength behind the exhibit, and occupy 13,000 square feet on the second floor of Denver Art Museum, itself an architectural landmark.

the exhibition generates a great environment for visitors to see the actual development of YSL’s style and the historical foundations of his work. Structured thematically, the complex arrangement melds design and art to explore the full outcomes of his career, from his first days at Dior in 1958 through the magnificence of his final runway collection in 2002.

Yves Saint Laurent, Tuxedo with short skirt, haute couture collection, Spring-Summer 1982.

Yves Saint Laurent, Tuxedo with short skirt, haute couture collection, Spring-Summer 1982.

During his 40 years of designing, YSL altered the ladies wardrobe by borrowing the tuxedo, the rouser suit, shorts and safari jackets from men’s clothing, transmitting these symbols of power from on gender to the other and turning traditional men’s clothing into haute couture authorized females with a new form of clothing. 

“This exhibition demonstrates the impact of Saint Laurent’s work on the history of fashion and the present-day relevance of his style,” said Chief Curator of YSL Florence Müller. “His creations achieved an ingenious symbiotic relationship between setting style and recognizing popular trends that made them not only wardrobe necessities, but also reflected women’s changing role in society.”

 Resources:http://ysldenver.com/explore-the-exhibition/http://www.neimanmarcus.com/blog/womens/denver-ysl