Christian Dior’s contribution to the fashion industry is undeniable and has shaped many of today’s designers’ visions for countless collections and key pieces. The fashion house has stayed true to what its original vision was, and has appointed remarkable creative directors to carry out the labels’ genuine taste.
Last month I got the most amazing opportunity to visit Melbourne and see its majestic sight offerings including the National Gallery of Victoria’s current well-known exhibition, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, where hundreds of mannequins are dressed in sparkling and dreamy Dior pieces including accessories such as hats and shoes.
The exhibition starts with its ultimate iconic piece by Christian Dior; the ‘New Look’ where the silhouette consisted of rounded shoulders and full skirts.
Throughout the exhibition are also designs by creative directors such as Yves Saint Laurent, Raf Simmons, and John Galliano who are among the few who kept the legacy alive. One of my favourite dresses that I saw was Raf Simon’s red organza evening dress from the Fall 2012 Couture Collection he did for Dior. I was ecstatic to see it.
It was an absolute pleasure to have been able to see the minds of creatives who many of us look up to, and it was even more pleasurable to be inspired by them, hence, I am forever inspired by this, that’s for sure.
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Written by Quinn Agpaoa