Earlier this year, I received a gift from Madame Catherine Riviere, directrice of Dior Haute Couture. It was a surprise and of course a privilege to receive anything for a woman I respect and from a house I admire. There is such a warm feeling from receiving a large box from Dior, a bit like receiving your first haute couture purchase, except this couture item came in the form of a book. I am an avid fashion book collector, so I was so happy to receive this book, "Dior Couture" by Patrick Demarchelier. A large and beautiful coffee table size book with amazing photographs by Patrick Demarchelier of the houses famed haute couture creations. Over 100 couture looks are vividly illustrated in the photographs by Demarchelier, which includes designs by Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan and John Galliano's most recent creations for the house. The book also features, beautiful 1940's looks from the founder himself, Christian Dior. The photos them selves have a more intimate feeling, which are taken in both color and black and white. There are several breath taking images of regal ball gowns that evoke the grandeur of the houses heritage and history. Dior Couture is a must have for any book collector or couture collector; Thank you Madame Catherine Riviere!
Photos by Wilson McCord for Master the Art of Style