Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Stars in Dior

stars-in-dior-natalie-portm.jpg
stars-in-dior.jpg
stars-in-dior-charlize.jpg

Love fashion and film? Then we think we’ve found your new coffee table book

Christian Dior had links to the silver screen long before red carpet dressing became bread and butter for most fashion houses.

Working as a costume designer before he started his own couture line in 1946, Dior was fascinated by film, and dressed stars such Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor during the golden age of Hollywood. The actresses were such faithful clients they asked to be dressed in his designs on camera too – and thus Dior has featured in an impressive 90 plus movies.

It’s this love affair between fashion and film that has inspired a gorgeous coffee table book, Stars in Dior. Featuring 240 pages of glossy images, the book looks at Dior’s movie muses modern and old, from Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe, to current campaign girls Natalie Portman and Marion Cotillard.

The book will be released to coincide with an exhibition of the same name - Stars In Dior - opening in France at the Christian Dior Museum from May 12 until September 23. Can’t make it over to Paris? Here’s a sneak peek at some of the beautiful images from the book.

Charlize Theron, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski, in a black satin dress, Christian Dior Ready-to-wear collection by John Galliano Autumn–Winter 2008. © Alexi Lubomirski

In Alfred Hitchcock’s Stage Fright, Marlene Dietrich reportedly demanded of her director: “No Dior, no Dietrich!” Hitchcock gave in to the star’s demands, as her contract required a Dior wardrobe (which she was allowed to keep after the end of shooting). © Rue des Archives/BCA

Natalie Portman, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski, in an embroidered silk dress, Christian Dior Haute Couture collection by John Galliano, Autumn–Winter 2009. © Alexi Lubomirski.

Charlize Theron photographed by Patrick Demarchelier in the Galerie des Glaces at the Château de Versailles, 2012. © Patrick Demarchelier.

Stars In Dior costs £45 and will be released in May this year.

Words: Lauren Smith

Related

Fashion-books.jpg

65 fabulous fashion books

Fashion-on-film.jpg

45 iconic fashion films

coca-cola-couture.jpg

Coca Cola couture

Comments

More

Daily outfit inspiration with our look at the best dressed A-listers

Casual dressing ideas from stylish celebrities

07 Dec 2016

30 of the best turtlenecks to buy right now

Get ready to find the new hardest-working item in your wardrobe.

by Moya Crockett
06 Dec 2016

These are the most exciting names in Britain's fashion

Fashion's greatest gather to toast emerging designers and models

by Alexandra Fullerton
06 Dec 2016

The Fashion Awards: Stylist's favourite outfits

Take a bow Gigi Hadid, Alexa Chung, Adwoa Aboah...

by Anna Pollitt
06 Dec 2016

Gigi Hadid delivers tearful speech as she’s named Model of the Year

“Thank you for looking beyond what the rest of the world looked for”

by Kayleigh Dray
06 Dec 2016

25 party shoes you won't want to take off this festive season

Upgrade your festive wardrobe with a pair of killer party shoes.

by Hayley Spencer
05 Dec 2016

This week's Style List

30 beautiful baubles

by The Stylist web team
03 Dec 2016

Ready set go: The Stylist Christmas Gift List

The finest presents to fill your trolley

by The Stylist web team
03 Dec 2016

The Stylist Christmas List: gifts for the women in your life

The finest presents to fill your trolley

by The Stylist web team
03 Dec 2016

The Stylist Christmas List: gifts for techies

The finest presents to fill your trolley

by The Stylist web team
03 Dec 2016