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Pochna, Marie France 1941-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 124 publications in 11 languages and 1,780 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: TT505.D5, 746.92092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marie France Pochna
Christian Dior : the man who made the world look new by Marie France Pochna( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie-France Pochna guides us skillfully through the constellation of Paris high-fashion luminaries: Lanvin, Balenciaga, Lelong, Hermes, Givenchy, and Jacques Fath. Rivalries and gossip might have divided the fiefdoms, but absolute perfection in design and high standards of fashion united the Paris "family" of haute couture. From 1947, when the House of Dior was established on Avenue Montaigne near the Champs Elysees and burst upon the scene following its first collection, we follow the Duchess of Windsor, Olivia de Havilland, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman, and many more society celebrities and film stars - all Dior clients - to their fitting rooms
Dior by Marie France Pochna( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in 4 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the rise to fame of Christian Dior and illustrates the development of the style and designs that were characteristic of his work
Christian Dior : the biography by Marie France Pochna( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2020 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Dior, the legendary French fashion designer, caused a worldwide sensation in 1947, in a Paris still groping to recover from the devastations of wartime occupation. Reintroducing the flowing, ankle-length skirt, Dior gave women back their long-lost sense of freedom, femininity, and joie de vivre. Dior's collection, with its pinched waist and generous folds of fabric, was dubbed the 'New Look' by the press, and Dior himself was crowned 'The King of Fashion'. Dior immediately re-established Paris as the centre of the fashion world and for the next thirty years the House of Dior, with its subdued and refined pearl-grey velvet-covered walls, played host to the aristocracy and international stars of stage and film. The Duchess of Windsor, Olivia de Havilland, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Ingrid Bergman were amongst those who graced its corridors. Dior's daily inspiration emanated from the world of the intellectual and artistic elite, in which he moved with such people as Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc, Henry Suguet, Jean Cocteau, and Raoul Dufy. With elegance, precision, and impeccable research, Marie-France Pochna recreates this one-of-a-kind world of glamour and luxury and situates Dior's fairy-tale career in the rich tapestry of Paris cultural life
Christian Dior : the man who made the world look new by Marie France Pochna( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Dior's career, a veritable fairy tale, is set in a rich tapestry of Paris cultural life before, during, and after the war. Much of Dior's daily inspiration emanated from the world of the intellectual and artistic elite, in which he moved with such people as Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc, Henry Sauguet, Jean Cocteau, and Raoul Dufy. Born at the end of an era in which luxury seemed reserved only for the happy few, Dior again revolutionized the world of fashion by introducing, in the early 1950s, "ready-to-wear" in his Dior Boutique. Until then, couturiers had worked essentially if not exclusively for the very rich and famous. With his boutique, Dior brought high fashion to the world at large. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the "New Look," New York's Metropolitan Museum mounted a major Dior retrospective in the winter of 1996-97
Dior by Marie France Pochna( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postwar Paris seemed at last to have its lights turned on again in February, 1947 when the mild-mannered, forty-two-year-old Christian Dior (1905-1957) presented his first collection to a Europe still cold, dark, hungry, and threatened with Soviet invasion. As his models came down the runway-their waists cinched, their busts neatly pointed above bone-stiffened bodices, their calf-length skirts full and flaring, their heads fetchingly coiffed in 'coolie' hats-they seemed to sweep the air clean of defeat and depression. Dior, born into a middle-class Norman family, had abandoned studies in political science first to study music and then to run an art gallery. When the latter failed he turned to his talent for fashion sketches and began selling to the Paris newspapers. In 1938 Dior joined the fashion house of Robert Piguet and in 1940 that of Lucien Lelong, where he worked until the cotton magnate Marcel Boussae staked him to his own house and the historic collection of 1947. Over the next decade Dior introduced such landmark features as mink stolls, two-strand pearl chokers, cart-wheel hats, barrel coats, the A-line and the chemise or sack dress. But it was his elegant silhouette and sculptured structures that influenced a generation of women and designers. Dior was the first French couture house to establish its own company on New York's Seventh Avenue and cater directly to the American market. This beautifully illustrated book brings alive a great adventure, a period of dazzling rebirth led by Christian Dior, the modest, unassuming genius
Nina Ricci by Marie France Pochna( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dior by Marie France Pochna( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnelli : l'irrésistible by Marie France Pochna( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonjour, Monsieur Boussac by Marie France Pochna( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in French and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Ricard : l'homme qui se ressemble by Marie France Pochna( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette biographie sur Paul Ricard nous fait découvrir le mystère d'une réussite, celle du fils d'un modeste marchand de vin parvenu au faîte de la gloire et créateur du premier groupe européen de spiritueux
Dior by Marie France Pochna( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hommage à Dior, le premier couturier à exporter l'élégance française aux Etats-Unis. De splendides illustrations (photos, croquis, affiches) présentent ses plus belles créations. [SDM]
Agnelli l'irresistibile by Marie France Pochna( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kristian Dior by Marie France Pochna( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Russian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di ao zhuan( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jie shi le fa guo shi zhuang she ji de chuan qi da shi ke li si tingDi ao, Ru he di zao quan qiu zui zhi ming de ding ji she chi pin pai. Ta she ji de"xin feng mao", Dian fu le quan qiu nü xing dui mei de li jie. Ta de li nian ji da ying xiang le dang dai shi jie nü xing shi zhuang de chao liu
Dior by Marie France Pochna( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dior by Marie France Pochna( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a brief biography, with the majority of the content in full page photographs, most in color, a few in black and white. There is also a chronology at the end of the book, as well as a listing of notable pieces he created with a brief descritption and a thumbnail color photo
Fashion memoir, Dior by Marie France Pochna( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christian Dior 1947-2007 Christian Dior 1947-2007 : 60 years of creation and luxury : 60 ans de luxe et de création by Marie France Pochna( )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les dessins de Christian Dior( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christian Dior : the man who made the world look new by Marie France Pochna( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christian Dior caused a worldwide sensation in 1947, in a Paris still groping to recover from the devastation of wartime occupation. Reintroducing the flowing, ankle-length skirt, Dior gave women back their long-lost sense of freedom, femininity, and joie de vivre. Diorʼs collection with its pinched waist and generous folds of fabric was dubbed the ʻNew Lookʼ by the press, and he was crowned ʻThe King of Fashionʼ. He immediately re-established Paris as the centre of the fashion world and for the next thirty years the House of Dior played host to aristocracy, stars of stage and film, and glitterati from around the world. The Duchess of Windsor, Olivia de Havilland, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Ingrid Bergman were just a few of the famous names that graced its corridors. Diorʼs daily inspiration emanated from the world of the intellectual and artistic elite, in which he moved with such people as Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc, Henry Suguet, Jean Cocteau and Raoul Dufy
 
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Alternative Names
Pochna, Marie‐France

Pochna, Marie-France, 1941-

Покна Мари-Франс

ポクナ, マリ=フランス

ポシュナ, マリー=フランス

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