"I could have talked about Dior's life from his birth until his death, but what interested me, obviously, was that adventure in high fashion which took place between 1947 and 1957," Goetzinger said. "I wanted to talk about the creator, not only aobut his personality but his whole universe, his environment."
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Dior: The Comic
Forget Dior And I (actually don't - if you haven't seen the beautiful documentary film yet then you really must), the latest telling of the Dior story comes in the form of a comic book, Girl In Dior. Graphic novelist Annie Goetzinger is the brains behind the (Dior-approved) book, which chronicles the journey of fictional journalist Clara as she is enlisted to report upon Christian Dior's seminal 1947 show, and catches the eye of the designer himself.
The familiar nipped waists and full skirts of Dior's famous New Look silhouette are rendered in beautiful detail - Goetzinger is one of France's most respected graphic novelists with a CV including newspaper Le Monde, as well as having worked in costume design. Already a hit in Europe, Girl In Dior debuts in the US and UK this month.