Patrick Demarchelier has enlisted some of the world's most beautiful women - from Gisele Bundchen and Charlize Theron, to Karlie Kloss and Sasha Pivovarova - to model Christian Dior Haute Couture's most stunning creations for a new book entitled Dior Couture Patrick Demarchelier.
With pieces from the first collection by Dior himself in 1947, through creations by successors Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan and John Galliano, the timeless quality and glamorous aesthetic is captured by Demarchelier in locations including Shanghai; Times Square, New York; the grand staircase of the Paris Opera House; and the garden of the Musée Rodin.
"When you're a fashion photographer, you must inspire a dream," Patrick Demarchelier said. "With Dior Haute Couture, the dream is already there."
The 240-page book, with a foreword by artist jeff Koons, will retail for £70 in the UK when it is released in November and is published by Rizzoli.