Fashion & Beauty

Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones

The great hats of Dior, as chosen by Stephen Jones, one of the most revered milliners of our times.

Christian Dior himself wrote in his Little Dictionary of Fashion: "A hat is essential to any outfit. It completes it. In a way, a hat is the best way to express your personality." Published on the occasion of the 2020 exhibition at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, France, and authored by renowned milliner Stephen Jones, this volume celebrates more than seventy years of exquisite hats.

Opening with a focus on hats designed by Christian Dior himself, the book explores the house's headdresses over the years--from the first millinery of the New Look to Yves Saint Laurent's Venetian masks, the toques of Marc Bohan, dramatic boaters by Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano's extravagant confections, the graphic neck bow by Raf Simons, and romantic designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Jones's insightful texts are accompanied by contributions from leading experts and enlivened by drawings and photographs from Dior's archives; shots by famed photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Sir Cecil Beaton, and Craig McDean; and exclusive new images by Sølve Sundsbø.

About The Author

Milliner Stephen Jones has been collaborating with Dior since 1996. He is the artistic director of the Dior Hats exhibition. Florence Müller is curator of fashion and textile art at the Denver Art Museum's Avenir Foundation; she curated Dior Hats. Alexander Fury is the fashion features director of AnOther magazine. Vincent Leret is the heritage manager for Christian Dior Parfums. Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni is a fashion writer and author. Dean Rhys Morgan is a fashion and interiors journalist. Sølve Sundsbø is a contemporary fashion photographer.

  • Publish Date: September 01, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12-1/4
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $60.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6844-5


"One more time this reader has been wrong in thinking that there isn’t anything more that can possibly be written about this fabled heritage brand and designer, but in this particular instance this reader could not have more thrilled with the content of Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones! Mr. Jones proves himself as talented and adept with the pen as he is with a hat block. This book is one of the most delightfully written monographs that singles out not only the one aspect of the brand but also the eponymous designer and all those who followed in his footsteps and became part of that orbit." — NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

"Christian Dior once said “without hats there is no civilization.” Written by Stephen Jones, the curator of the Dior Hats exhibition at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, France, Dior Hats gives a glimpse into the fantastical world of Dior Atelier headdresses over the years. Jones’s compelling texts are accompanied by drawings and photographs from the Dior Archive, as well as shots by the iconic photographers Richard Avedon, Sir Cecil Beaton, and Craig McDean." —ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST.COM

Author Bookshelf: Stephen Jones

Author Bookshelf: Florence Müller

Author Bookshelf: Alexander Fury

Author Bookshelf: Vincent Leret

Author Bookshelf: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni