The extraordinary Justine Picardie joins us for a very special event to close our Daunt Books Festival 2024.
Justine Picardie is the acclaimed author of two bestselling biographies of those most complex and enigmatic women of fashion, Catherine Dior and Coco Chanel. Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture paints a portrait of the influential woman behind the designer Christian Dior, his beloved younger sister, who inspired and shaped his vision of femininity. Justine Picardie’s meticulous research shines a new light on Christian Dior’s legendary work, and reveals how his enchanting ‘New Look’ emerged out of the shadows of his sister’s suffering.
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life is the definitive biography of the greatest designer in the world. The extraordinary success of of the Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum is testament to the conflicted yet enduring fascination we have with this brilliant, difficult woman.
Both designers have just been recreated in a drama series The New Look which reveals how these iconic fashion designers, and their contemporaries, navigated the horrors of World war II whilst launching modern fashion. Justine kindly joins us to share her immense knowledge on these subjects and satisfy our boundless quest for more knowledge.
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