Media Release — This coming March, NBM Graphic Novels, one of the pioneers in graphic novel publishing in the US since 37 years and a leader in literary comic art, proudly launches a sweepingly beautiful biography docudrama of the life of Christian Dior from the launch of his house and his “New Look” in Girl in Dior. Chronicled by one of France’s grand dames of comic art, the book will be a quarter-bound hardcover. It has already received a rousing reception in Europe where it is a bestseller.
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 February 12, 1947 and the crème de la crème 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 mesmerized: it’s a triumph! Carmel Snow of Harper’s Bazaar cries out: “It’s quite a revolution, your dresses have such a new look!” Soon, she is picked by Christian Dior himself to be his model. Dior’s career is launched and Clara’s story begins.
This biography docudrama marries fiction and the story of one of the greatest couturiers in history. Girl in Dior offers a stunning presentation of Christian Dior’s best designs. The novel is rendered by bestselling French artist Annie Goetzinger who is seen for the first time on this side of the Atlantic.
Christian Dior Couture US and NBM Publishing invite you to discover this breath-taking graphic novel sure to make quite a buzz with the preview attached.
One of the Grandes Dames of comics in France, Annie Goetzinger has had a distinguished and award winning career not only in comics but also in theater costume design and illustration, most notably for the newspaper Le Monde.
See more at www.nbmpub.com/comicslit/dior/diorhome.html
7 1/2 x 10 1/4, 128pp., full color quarter-bound, foil stamped and embossed cover, $27.99 ISBN 978-1-56163-914-4
Also available wherever e-books are sold.