the little dictionary of fashion
In 1954, Christian Dior wrote The Little Dictionary of Fashion, an extraordinary history of fashion that's, "neither too long, so that it becomes tedious, nor too short, so that it seems insufficient". This alphabet book was also meant to be a guide "of great practical use for women" at the time, with its explanations of, for instance, how to tie a scarf or walk with grace. Thanks to the couturier’s expertise and sound advice, every woman would learn about the three fundamentals of good dressing: simplicity, grooming, and good taste.
See the first few pages