Justine Picardie’s Book Launch in support of Ormiston Families

On Thursday, September 2nd celebrated British author and editor Justine Picardie will deliver a special daytime lecture ahead of the release of her new book, “Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture” to support Ormiston Families.  

Justine is the author of six books, including her critically acclaimed memoir, “If the Spirit Moves You: Life and Love After Death” and international bestseller “Coco Chanel: The Legend and Life”. She is also a contributing editor to Harper’s Bazaar and has an extensive career as a features director of Vogue and journalist writing for a variety of publications such as The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Observer Magazine and Town & Country.

Ms Picardie will be signing and selling copies of her new book at the event in aid of Ormiston Families. The book tells the story of the enigmatic woman behind Christian Dior: his younger sister Catherine, who was a heroic member of the French Resistance during the Second World War and who inspired his most famous perfume. 

She says: “I’m delighted to be able to support the vital work of Ormiston Families, and I’m looking forward to talking about Christian and Catherine Dior in such an enchanting setting. They had a mutual love of creating gardens, and discovered solace in the natural world, so it feels timely to be sharing their story with an audience who appreciates the beauty of Helmingham Hall gardens.” 

Lady Tollemache, President of Ormiston Families, said: “Securing Justine for our special ‘in conversation with’ event is so exciting for us and we are incredibly grateful that she has decided to share insights into the book with our audience even before its official launch. 

“Ms Picardie is exceptionally well respected for her work as an author, as an editor in chief, and also as someone who has such incredible knowledge about fashion and society throughout the generations.” 

The event will take place on Thursday, September 2nd starting at 10:30 am at Framsden Hall Barn in Suffolk. To purchase tickets and read more information about the event visit the Ormiston Families website.