Jun 29, 2009 4:00 PM
Oh Dior, how do we love thee, let us count the ways. His designs revolutionized women's figures after World War 2. Suddenly, dresses were more voluptuous, less boxy and oh so flattering. Re-live or discover for the first time, the House of Dior, in the Dior 60-year Anniversary Book ($250). The 400 glossy pages recount Dior's rise to the height of fashion, with recounts from the many designers who have worked with him throughout the years, such as Yves Saint Laurent & John Galliano. Pictures of 150 of his most influential dresses will sweep you into another era, an era when women wore hats to match their gloves to match their dresses. Simply divine, Darling. This book includes glorious photos of celebrity models, from Marilyn Monroe to Kate Moss. Please excuse us while we don our gloves and some vintage Dior for some tea and an afternoon of reading.