Since 2012, Swedish fashion illustrator Mats Gustafson has collaborated with the house of Dior on elegant watercolor portrayals of its designs. Just as Jean-Philippe Delhomme's 2011 title The Cultivated Life celebrated the intersection of style and illustration, this book underscores the enduring charm of Gustafson's work for one of the world's leading fashion houses--appealing to art lovers, fashionistas, and aspiring illustrators alike.
In this exquisite book, the watercolors and collages of Mats Gustafson replace the camera to capture the spirit and beauty of Dior.
While illustration was an essential element in promoting fashion in the first half of the twentieth century, photography has been the medium of choice since the 1970s. So when Dior approached Swedish illustrator Mats Gustafson in 2012 to portray its collections, it was a return to the elegance of fashion’s earliest mode of expression. Dior by Mats Gustafson
presents this inspired collaboration for the very first time.
Infused with a sophisticated charm, Gustafson’s vibrant watercolors and collages thoroughly capture Dior’s glamorous world, including its haute couture masterpieces, recent contemporary ready-to-wear creations, and celebrated accessories—while echoing the same sense of chic that the house has cultivated for seventy years. A must-have for aspiring illustrators, artists, and fashion aficionados alike, this magnificent tome is, above all, an illustrated ode to the enduring allure of Dior.