By: Nantier Beall Minoustchine
A biographical reference of Christian Dior’s last ten years before his death. “The Girl” is a fictional character who tells the story of Dior’s life. A young woman who debuted as a fashion journalist quickly loses her job because of a failed photo-shoot but is quickly snatched up by Dior and given the opportunity of a lifetime.
Clara tells the story of Dior and his life. His muse; his “darlings”, and the overwhelming response to celebrity status he is given for his great fashion pieces that changed the world entirely. The steps taken to make every presentation flawless and how structured every show was kept to be the most pristine and guaranteed to make the audience drool over textures and pleats, necklines and hemlines.
The story is nothing exciting without its stunning drawings. The art in this book is simple and beautiful. The dresses look like covers of the pattern packages my mother had while I was growing up, and the color focuses primarily on the dresses and the designs, while the characters merely take up the blank spaces.