A collection, from design to confection. From seamstresses stitching to models at their fittings. From a shapely long leg to the refinement and beauty of the garments. Gérard Uféras made his way into the very heart of the couture house created by Christian Dior in 1946. Armed with his smile and a sharp but kindly eye, Uféras spent weeks among velvets and taffetas, silk bodices or ample pleats, immersing himself among the people who create, make and shape fashion. In this book he displays the art of fine workmanship, the charm of a fitting session, the regal pose or casual gait of a model and her carefree beauty. His gaze is generous and affable but never voyeuristic, showing and telling us the whole story. The fabrics, the materials, the thimbles and thread, the shine and the splendour, the aesthetics of a movement or a sketch and the fresh beauty of the ladies. Gérard Uféras lets us marvel at and experience the emotion of having a better look at these professions and talents, the unique savoir-faire that is the Dior signature. The New Look is never far from mind as he casts a sensitive, tender yet modern eye on the legendary couture house. And subtly illuminates the four magic letters in Paris that make France radiate around the world.