Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Stars in Dior - Rizzoli! Xx

“No Dior, no Dietrich!” Marlene Dietrich famously told Alfred Hitchcock, 
a director to whom few would have dared dictate such a demand, 
but such was the glamorous actress’s devotion to Christian Dior, 
a dedication many stars have since found equally irresistible.

Starting in 1942, the house of Dior has garnered an impressive filmography, 
including over 90 films dressing the most ravishing stars in cinematic history—
both on and off screen.  
Christian Dior was fascinated by film and most 
notably became a costume designer even before his couture house 
was created in 1946.
In addition to Marlene Dietrich, the house has dressed Sophia Loren,

Olivia de Havilland, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, 
Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Seberg, and many more

Sophia Loren

Elizabeth Taylor

stunning leading ladies who starred in the greatest films, 
shot by the finest directors, including Joseph Losey, 
Jean-Pierre Melville, Marcel Carné, Henri Verneuil, 
Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Pedro Almodovar and many others
all dressed in the most amazing couture creations by the House of Dior.
Brigitte Bardot

Katherine Hepburn

Not only faithful clients of Dior Haute Couture, 
Perfumes, and Make-Up, many of these Hollywood stars 
were close friends of Christian Dior, and in some cases, 
his successors too, so it was quite natural that they should ask
 to be dressed in Dior for their appearances 
on screen and on the red carpet at celebrated 
movie ceremonies held around the world
—the Academy Awards, the César Awards, and the Golden Globes.

Grace Kelly

Nathalie Portman

Times have changed but the passion for Dior stays the same. 
Today, the house brilliantly taps contemporary cinema greats 
such as Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, 
Marion Cotillard, Monica Bellucci and Melanie Laurent 
for its advertising campaigns. 
The book devotes a special place to the iconic 
J’adore advertising campaign starring Charlize Theron, 
in which cinema magic seems to bring screen 
legends Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, 
and Grace Kelly back to life.

Check the film on YouTube below

Charlize Theron

All pictures © STARS IN DIOR, Rizzoli New York, 2012. 
Film stills, location shots, photographs and 
portraits of actresses—archival and contemporary
—the 250 illustrations in the book take us deep 
into the most glamorous intersection between 
the worlds of film and fashion.

Foreword by Serge Toubiana,
Introduction by Florence Müller and Text by Jérôme Hanover
Hardcover with Jacket / 9” X 12.25” inches / 240 pages /
 250 colour and BandW photos
£40.00 UK
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3927-8
Rizzoli New York
Release date: June 2012

There will also be an exhibition titled 
"STARS IN DIOR, From Screen to Streets" 
from May 12 to September 23, 
2012 at the Christian Dior Museum in Granville, France. 

Until next time J Xx

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