Dior metamorphosis (Hardcover)

Dior metamorphosis By Robert Polidori (Photographs by), Emanuele Coccia (Text by) Cover Image
By Robert Polidori (Photographs by), Emanuele Coccia (Text by)
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The transformation of Dior’s mythic Parisian headquarters at 30 Avenue Montaigne as seen through the eyes of Robert Polidori.

Following the reopening of 30 Avenue Montaigne in 2022, this exquisite volume offers a unique look into the metamorphosis of the House of Dior’s legendary Parisian headquarters via images captured by acclaimed photographer Robert Polidori.

For over two years, the iconic hôtel particulier underwent a radical transformation, during which Polidori was granted exclusive access to the site for the entire duration of the restoration—documenting the original state, the demolition phase, and the reconstruction of Dior’s home. Registering the past, present, and future of the spaces within a single frame, Polidori’s images capture layers of history in extraordinary detail. This impressive iconography offers an extraordinary visual experience recorded in one of the finest pieces of bookmaking, featuring neon printing, hand-tipped images on crystal paper, and a beautiful hemstitched cloth cover for an oversized book with a slipcase.

About the Author

Robert Polidori is an acclaimed habitat photographer. He lives and works in Ojai, California. Emanuele Coccia is an Italian philosopher and associate professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Praise For…

"And in the massive, positively stunning DIOR METAMORPHOSIS, photographer Robert Polidori offers an unprecedented window into the recent restoration of Dior’s mythic headquarters at 30 Avenue Montaigne, investigating the sweeping, transformative power of fashion." —PALMER

"“Dior metamorphosis,” provides a rare insight into the process of building a temple of luxury retail and is a poignant reminder of the genesis of the location, which Dior inaugurated in December 1946, just weeks before presenting his first collection and launching the revolutionary New Look." —WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY

Product Details
ISBN: 9780847872695
ISBN-10: 0847872696
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: February 28th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English