The Amalfi Coast is the pinnacle of the Italian dream. Tucked amongst the lemon blossoms and the bougainvillea is a line of thirteen towns that comprise the Amalfi Coast. Known for its vertical landscape, the villages are only accessible via the Strada Statale 163 — a narrow, winding, cliffside route that while unsettling to traverse, offers unparalleled views. This magical strip joins the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea below and aesthetes from around the world flock here year after year to enjoy its quaint pebbled beaches, scenic hikes, perfect climate and legendary establishments, which are not limited to storied hotels and restaurants. Landmarks from the Cathedral in Amalfi to Villa Rufolo in Ravello, all evoke the culture and the spirit of bygone centuries, and landmarks enjoyed by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, John Steinbeck, and Gore Vidal abound. With its signature limoncello, both grown and enjoyed locally, finest villas and breathtaking vistas, the Amalfi Coast is in a class of its own. Ferré’s odes to the essence of Christian Dior’s style helped cement the iconography of the house for a new era. Known for his sense of architecture, love of feminine silhouettes, extravagance and opulence in bold color and sumptuous fabrics, and dynamic draping, Ferré redefined the notion of “Dior” as a style, a code, a spirit. This beautiful volume showcases Gianfranco Ferré’s most emblematic haute couture designs for Dior, from the Ascot–Cecil Beaton collection of Autumn-Winter 1989 to the Indian Passion collection of Autumn-Winter 1996. Fashion journalist Alexander Fury eloquently explores Ferré’s vision to balance his own taste and that of Christian Dior, reinterpreting Dior’s elegant style for the 1990s and a new generation of clients and fashion observers. Dior by Gianfranco Ferré is the fourth volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of the house of Dior, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned couture house since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been lovingly photographed by Laziz Hamani and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection.