A peek into my ever growing collection of fashion magazines and books. Featured are some of my favourites such as LOVE mag, CR Fashion Book, and fashion photography coffee table books featuring the likes of Tim Walker, Patrick Demarchelier for Dior Couture, a look into the stylists impact at Vogue US, backstage look at McQueen shows, and the first years of US publication W. Not pictured are my Vogue’s and other misc. mags. Through photographs beauty is truly immortalised, and this bookcase is home to my own personal copious collection.
As she poses in the midst of a Paris-based Dior atelier graceful beauty Caroline Trentini wears a structured classic black suit jacket with padding and a nipped waist to create a dramatic silhouette, it finished with fanciful flower spiral embroidery and a giant silver brooch with crystals and pearls along with a demure matching pencil skirt. This outfit was created by designer John Galliano as an homage to Monsieur Dior’s ‘new look’ bar suit from his first collection in 1947; it featured as the opening look for Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter, which was made extra special due to it being the 60th anniversary of the famed French house. This specific shot was by photographer Patrick Demarchelier for Vanity Fair September 2009, and was also used in the 'Dior Couture by Demarchelier’ book.
Romantic Reflections: In a melancholic shot by Patrick Demarchelier this model wears a billowing ballgown made of miles of netted tulle and ruched two-toned chiffon formed to look like the blooms of peonies as well as a tinted cellophane headpiece completing the outfit as if it were a blossoming bouquet of flowers, designed by none other than John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010 this dress is one of my favourite pieces as it brings a certain extravagance to a typically classic and feminine concept. Scanned from the book ‘Dior Couture by Demarchelier’.