Justine Picardie at Chiddingstone Literary Festival
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Join Justine Picardie at Chiddingstone Literary Festival where she will discuss her latest book, Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture.
Justine Picardie’s acclaimed biography Miss Dior is a story of freedom and fascism, beauty and betrayal, roses and repression, and how the polished surface of fashion conceals hidden depths. In an illustrated talk, Justine paints a portrait of the enigmatic woman behind the designer Christian Dior: his beloved younger sister Catherine, who inspired his most famous perfume and shaped his vision of femininity. Living in Occupied Paris, where Christian honed his couture skills, Catherine dedicated herself to the French Resistance, until she was captured by the Gestapo and deported to the notorious Ravensbrück concentration camp. With unparalleled access to the Dior family homes and archives, Justine shines a new light on Christian Dior’s legendary work, resulting in an exquisite and unforgettably moving book.
Image credit – Oliver Holms