Pairing the meticulously-crafted creations of Christian Dior with the magic of distinguished fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier is nothing short of a dream; now, it’s blossomed into a 239-page reality. Last week, Rizzoli released “Dior Couture,” a tome of the famed fashion house’s haute couture archives.

Authored by former Interview Magazine editrix Ingrid Sischy, the book is comprised of garments from each designer’s era. The stunning silhouettes, exquisite fabrics, and delicate details of post-WWII and recent collections are elegantly revived, while the portraits taken by Demarchelier are works of art unto themselves. This peek into the book’s pages is all the convincing I need to feel enamored, and it’s now officially at the top of my Christmas list.

(Photos, via Fashionising)