While it is easy to find books about designers from the golden age of couture, it is not easy to find one written by one of the designers. This fashion dictionary written by the great couturier Christian Dior and features his opinions on fashion in dictionary format from accents to zest. There are multiple definitions per letter on anything you may want to know about fashion from ball gowns to trimmings to colors. Some of the advice in this book is antiquated as most of us do not wear fur or veiled hats anymore, but I find those sections and interesting look into the past, and many of the advice remains relevant. This book, which has a lovely cloth cover and beautiful photographs and illustrations, would make a lovely gift for any vintage fashion lover.