Leading American publisher Rizzoli is set to release a new book titled Christian Dior in the South of France – The Château de la Colle Noire, a journey into the second home of the fashion icon. Authored by Laurence Benaim, famed for also writing a biography on Yves Saint Laurent, the book invites readers to discover how the scenery, the lush landscapes and the majestic castle itself provided countless inspirations for Dior, not to mention how they helped to shape the fashion direction of the maison. Also expect a host of rare photographs, documents and sketches to fully offer a comprehensive look into the stunning abode and its surrounding region.

Christian Dior in the South of France – The Château de la Colle Noire is priced at Dhs215 and will be available from May 30 on amazon.com. Now, discover the London-centric fashion book, London Uprising – Fifty Fashion Designers, One City.