99 Red Balloons

99 Red Balloons

And 100 Other All-time Great One-hit Wonders

Book - 2008
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A collection of the lavish and iconic gowns of Christian Dior, from the 1950s and '60s, captured by the legendary photographer Mark Shaw. Iconic photographer Mark Shaw documented the ultra-exclusive Parisian fashion world, focusing on Paris's long-standing top couturier Christian Dior. Shaw's photographs--some of the first fashion photographs ever shot in color--capture the most stunning and extraordinary fashion of the era. This lavish volume embodies the glamour of that time, from rare moments of Christian Dior during fittings to editorial-style photographs of models, socialites, and actresses posing in Dior's ballgowns, day suits, and haute couture collections. Shaw's photojournalistic style changed fashion photography forever: his approach was to photograph wide, giving the subject a sense of context, creating an environment as exquisitely transformative as the subject and garment. With an eye for intimacy and opulence, this book features more than 200 color and black-and-white photographs, many never published before, having only recently been found in a secret vault by his estate. Dior Glamour: 1952--1962 captures the drama and elegance of the period's style and will be treasured by lovers of photography, fashion, style, history, and cultured living.
Publisher: New York : Bristol Park Books, [2008]
ISBN: 9780884864356
0884864359
Characteristics: xiv, 305 p. ; 19 cm.
Alternative Title: Ninety-nine red balloons--

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