october, 2021

05oct7:30 pm9:00 pmAn Evening with Justine Picardie - discussing her new book, Miss Dior - Tuesday 5th October

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Event Details

A wonderful opportunity to see and hear fashion writer and biographer Justine Picardie, discussing her new book, Miss Dior.

Miss Dior is a story of freedom and fascism, beauty and betrayal, and how the polished surface of fashion conceals hidden depths.

It paints a portrait of the enigmatic woman behind the designer Christian Dior: his beloved younger sister Catherine, who inspired his most famous perfume and shaped his vision of femininity. Picardie’s journey takes her to Occupied Paris, where Christian honed his couture skills while Catherine dedicated herself to the French Resistance, until she was captured by the Gestapo and deported to the German concentration camp of Ravensbrück.

With unparalleled access to the Dior family homes and archives, Picardie’s research into Catherine’s courageous life reveals how Christian's ‘New Look’ emerged out of the shadows of his sister’s suffering.

Buy tickets: https://chilternbookshops.co.uk/event/miss-dior-with-justine-picardie/

Time

(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Dr Challoner's High School (Girls)

Dr Challoner’s High School (Girls School), Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB

Organizer

Chorleywood Bookshopinfo@cwbookshop.co.uk 01923 283566 7 New Parade Chorleywood Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 5NJ

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