Dior by Christian Dior, the latest from the house of Assouline, is superb.
Adjectives to describe the debut volume cannot do justice to the genius within the pages.
The book is a magnificent overview, a divine tribute to a man with an eye for beauty and an understanding of the feminine form.
I was given this beautiful book last weekend as a thank you gift from my daughters’ friends. Did he get it absolutely right? Talk about the way to a mother’s heart.
As soon as I saw it I could barely contain my excitement; Dior by Christian Dior has been on the top of my wish list as soon as it was released. It is the first in a series of volumes to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the House of Dior. The volumes will be devoted to each designer of the couture house.
Does that mean I will have to have another six house parties? NO, I am kidding. I will make sure I collect each volume, as like many Assouline editions, this book is truly incredible.
As I settled in to the turning and reading I did ask myself how I would manage to extricate myself from the glorious pages and look after my guests. I was tempted to bury myself in the exquisite design and detail of Christian Dior’s creations and let them all fend for themselves.
I didn’t of course because who could miss out on such gorgeous and vibrant company? Having our children together with their friends is the icing on any cake and if I could, I would love to spend every moment with them. I suspect they may think otherwise.
As I lost myself in these pages I was reminded to celebrate the female form more in my fashion choices, especially the nipped in jacket and A-Line skirt. It is a form I have long adored and for whatever reason have neglected. Would I love to be wearing hand embroidered and embellished Dior style?
A very resounding YES is being typed on this keyboard.
The realities of life and budget make that unlikely but I do believe we can adapt and learn from this beauty. We can re-focus our thoughts and refine our style and we can “get the look” if we think on it.
Take some time to admire this book. Every page is a fashion lover’s treat.
Did I mention it is the perfect hostess gift ;) xv
Dior by Dior: Get The Look
embellish with vintage style buttons to create the unique piece
divine inspiration and fine just as they are
a-line and midi all the way; add a single layer tulle petticoat for more fullness
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