See Images From the New Dior Inspiration Book


Abrams Books's newly released Dior Inspiration takes a close look at some of the house's greatest collections over the years, and reveals a  glimpse at the influences behind them. The subject material spans decades (and designers), including everything from Christian Dior's 1947 New Look to  John Galliano's Russian-inspired spring 2002 couture show. And the references run the gamut, with Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai's The Great Wave Off Kanagawa and Russian painter Kazimir Malevich's Woman with a Rake both playing muse (points to the person who can guess for which shows and seasons without clicking into the images ahead). See a selection of looks and the works that inspired them in our slideshow.