VIP Pass: "Backstage Dior" by Roxanne Lowit. Photo courtesy of Dior

Lucky for us, what happens backstage, doesn't stay backstage.

Veteran fashion photographer Roxanne Lowit has been shooting candid fashion show moments for over 30 years, so she knows a thing or two about what goes on behind-the-scenes.

Lowit's new book "Backstage Dior," released today, is an effervescent and whimsical look at John Galliano's ready-to-wear and couture shows for Christian Dior.

Taken over the last ten years, the mixture of black and white and color photographs vibrantly reflect the rather magical and always high-energy life backstage at a Dior show.

Haute headcases at the Fall '08 Christion Dior Couture Show. Photo courtesy of Dior

The book includes forwards by John Galliano and Suzy Menkes, as well as essays by Simon Doonan and Valerie Steele.

Though the price is a little steep at $125, it's worth it for the mix of high-fashion and insidery shots featured. Make sure to add this eye candy to your holiday wish list. There's no better way to justify the expense than to have someone else pay.