Now I hate those rather smug Christmas gift lists that seamlessly cater for everyone from your mum to, uh the flatmates cat, and I will, in no way shape or form, be attempting to compile one for the Fashion156 blog between now and Christmas. But should you wish to take any advice, I’d venture to suggest that you can’t go wrong with ‘Backstage Dior’, by Roxanne Lowit. Suitable for mums, dads, grannies and babies (basically anyone you can steal it off of immediately after opening…) it’s a glorious tome, filled with stunning images from an established New York photographer.
Providing a unique insight into the usually exclusive backstage world, Lowit mixes strong, colourful images with more intimate and candid black and white shots. John Galliano has successfully reinterpreted Dior- the most recent couture collection emphasised the core design aesthetic of the house, featuring peplum jackets, hip-defining basques and wasp silhouettes. Reviewing the incredible luxury and sheer beauty of the couture collections only further emphasised the tragic demise of Lacroix, which was officially confirmed earlier this week.
Buy ‘Backstage Dior’ here, and if you can’t afford the hefty price tag, that is surely only surpassed by the weight of the book, pop along to Claridges, where Galliano’s 20ft tree comes complete with a papier-mâché leopard…
Posted by Vicki Loomes