Called "swoon-worthy" by Vogue.com, design historian Maureen Footer's latest book, Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look, includes sumptuous archival photographs of Dior's home and salon to trace the evolution of the Dior brand and aesthetic. Join the author for a Late Night talk about how Dior, with the help of two Parisian interior designers, carefully crafted the style of modern elegance that still defines the brand today.
Design historian Maureen Footer holds degrees from Wellesley College and Columbia University and studied French 18th-century decorative arts and design at the École du Louvre in Paris. Her previous book, George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic, chronicled American design as the country came of age culturally, politically, and socially. Footer and her work have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Le Figaro.
Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look will be available for purchase in the DMA Store. A book signing will follow the talk.