J. Abbott Miller, a partner in the international design consultancy, Pentagram, specializes in exhibit, interactive and identity design. He has also designed numerous books for world-class cultural institutions.
For nearly 50 years, Rizzoli Bookstore has captured the imaginations of bibliophiles with its sophisticated and stunning Old-World charm along with a drool-worthy collection of coffee-table books that the Italian publisher, is known for.
De Castellane's designs evoke a playful spirit -- rings in the shape of buds that 'blossom'; lacquered earrings in the shape of ladybugs; snakes, lizards and frogs presented in colored gemstones, Gothic skulls with diamond crowns... and much more.
This book is a portfolio of over one hundred iconic gowns for the entire era of Christian Dior haute couture, including dresses designed by Dior himself and those of his successors, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, and John Galliano.