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Girl in Dior

by Goetzinger, Annie, 1951-2017

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction GRAPHIC NOVEL Goetzinger
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL Goetzinger
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC NOVEL FIC GOE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Graphic Novel
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-FICTION GOETZINGER Annie
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Graphic Novels
Northland Public Library Graphic Novels FIC GOETZINGER GRAPHIC
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Graphic Novels
South Park Library Graphic Novels GN NOVEL GOE
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  GN NOVEL GOE
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Graphic Novels CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Graphic Novels
The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It's the 12th of February 1947, and the creme de la creme of Paris haute couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior's first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerised: it's a triumph! Soon, Clara is picked by Dior himself to be his model.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Via the fictional journalist turned model Clara Nohant, Goetzinger frames the story of the House of Dior, its revered namesake, and the indelible impression the two left on fashion. Beginning with the startling New Look structured, waist-hugging dresses with exaggeratedly full skirts that Dior debuted on Paris runways in the late 1940s, Clara follows the well-loved designer's meteoric rise. The English translation leaves a few French words and phrases in Clara's narration and conversations with the behind-the-scenes crew, which gives readers a fly-on-the-wall view of the frenzied flurry to draw, sew, and fit the couture creations. Goetzinger's detailed, expressive faces and figures seem to be illuminated from within, and the garments themselves are a great tribute to the author's background in fashion illustration. A muted watercolor palette conveys tone in the model's largely indoor universe, and bursts of bold color leap from the page in this delightful look at Fashion Week before social media. An obvious pick for those who appreciate graphic novels featuring female leads, but hand this to Francophiles and historical- and women's-fiction readers, too.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dior, Christian -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Christian Dior (Firm) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fashion design -- France -- History -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Young women -- France -- Paris -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Models (Persons) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2015
Other Titles Jeune fille en Dior.
Contributors Johnson, E. Joe (Edward Joe), translator.
Language English
Notes "Initially published in French as Jeune fille en Dior ┬ęDarguard, 2013."
Description 109 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781561639144
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