Book Review: Vogue on Christian Dior by Charlotte Sinclair
July 7, 2021
Recently, while looking through my book collection, I discovered my copy of Vogue on Christian Dior by Charlotte Sinclair. When I purchased the book, I was very excited to read it, but I was distracted shortly after I began to read it and didn’t finish it. I really enjoyed reading it and wished I finished it. I had time on my hands, so I began to read it again with the intention of finishing the book.
Vogue on Christian Dior is part of a series of autobiographical books about well known fashion designers called Vogue on Designers. The series is written by the editors of British Vogue and includes books about Coco Chanel, Hubert de Givenchy, and Giorgio Armani. The book about Christian Dior is written by Charlotte Sinclair, a freelance journalist and contributing editor to British Vogue.
As someone may expect, Vogue on Christian Dior is about Christian Dior, the founder of the house of Dior. The book talks about Dior’s childhood, history before working in fashion, the founding of his fashion house, and his death. Included in the book are archival photographs of Dior, his designs, models, employees, and other photographs pertaining to the House of Dior. All the photographs were taken by the leading photographers of the time including Cecil Beaton and Horst P. Horst.
The book is much easier to read than many other autobiographies I’ve read. The way the book is written is to the point without seeming too disconnected from the subject. Because of this, the book is easy to read and a faster reader could finish the book in one or two days. Even though it is easy to read, it still contains a lot of information and focuses on the important highlights of Dior’s life.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a biography about Dior and his career, but knows very little about Dior and his life. I also would recommend this book to any Dior fan, even ones who are well versed in Dior’s life. The photographs in the book make it worth owning and using as a coffee table book.