The photos and sketches of Dior's designs are amazing, and the content is very interesting from a fashion history perspective. I love the entry for "Gloves", which begins, "In town you cannot be dressed without gloves any more than you can be dressed without a hat." It is hard to believe that once upon a time, people actually wore hats and gloves when going out!
Dior's philosophy of style is also interesting to read, as his advice is surprisingly practical and down to earth. He recommends buying the best quality you can afford and choosing basic colors such as black or navy blue to ensure longevity for the garments. He includes advice for women of all sizes, including petite, plus, tall and thin. Overall, I think it is a fun little book that gives a glimpse into another fashion era --- great for an afternoon read.
I am a science/medical communicator who loves fashion and making beautiful clothes. I love tailoring jackets and coats; learning new sewing techniques; and wrestling with the mysteries of achieving a perfect fit. I live with a very supportive husband who has acquired an alarmingly large volume of knowledge about sewing, and a confident cat named Simon who insists on luxuriating on freshly washed and pre-shrunk yardage. I also design patterns for hand-knitters -- to see some of my work, check out www.jeankaori.com/blog. Thanks for visiting!