Dior Welcomes You Backstage

Dior CoutureWith less than 2 weeks to the start of another decade, a look back at the past ten years of fashion moments courtesy of Hintmag.com was alarmingly edifying: the “moments” feel less monumental to us than they are the norms. Pop culture spectacles like Lady Gaga and Beth Ditto did much to fast forward our tastes way ahead of what’s technically possible, at least at the mass market level, in the process draining us laymen of color and personality.

Determined not to be left behind, if one of your new year’s resolutions involves making a more memorable style statement, a new photo tome by the photographer Roxanne Lowit will sure provide lots of food for thought. Published by teNeues, it’s a treasure trove of backstage photos and extravaganzas during Galliano’s reign at Dior Couture, one of the most active idea labs in fashion. Lyrical pictures aside, it is like having a fearless (and tasteful) drag queen as your style advisor, along with choice words and insights from fashion journalist Suzy Menkes, Barney’s Simon Doonan, and Fashion Institute Curator Valerie Steele. Study hard and you might just beat those sloppily dressed divas to the next trend before the ball drops.

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