Coming this October is Dior The Perfumes, a book recounting the rich fragrance history behind the brand, which launched in 1947 with the Miss Dior fragrance. The house of Dior tapped fragrance expert Chandler Burr to pen it.
The 300-page book published by Rizzoli New York consists of 18 chapters on fragrance, spanning three major themes: Christian Dior and the Artists, From Granville to Grasse and Perfume Behind the Scenes. Also covered are the designer’s friendships, his taste for the arts, gardening and flowers.
Chandler, the curator of the Department of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and the former New York Times perfume critic, reports on the brand’s classics, from Miss Dior to Poison to Eau Sauvage, alongside its current icons J’adore, Dior Homme and la Collection Privée Christian Dior.
The book will retail for $115.
Also by Rizzoli is Hair: Guido, a tomb featuring 70 hair looks created specifically for the project by the Fashion Week backstage mainstay, Guido Palau, who’s revered by his peers as a leader in hair design. Hair aims to be a captivating visual tour of inspired creative styling and a testament that beauty lies in the details. Guido’s first book, Heads: Hair by Guido, was published in 2000 and features a decade’s worth of his styles. Guido’s work has been on display in multiple art scenarios, including 2013’s PUNK: Chaos to Couture, where Guido designed all the mannequin head treatments and masks in the exhibit, as well as treatments for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and 2012’s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.
Written by Guido with text by Tim Blanks, a fashion journalist for Style.com, and Andrew Bolton, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York, the book was designed by art director Abbott Miller and photographed by Guido’s long-time collaborator, fashion photographer David Sims.
Hair: Guido will sell for $75 beginning September 23.