Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibition at the V&A
February 11, 2019
Welcome back to the blog everyone, I hope you are all doing very well and are as excited for today’s post as I am! Now, I would like to start by saying that I am by no means a fashionista and ‘in the know’ about what’s in what’s out and what’s shaking it all about in the fashion world! however, I do really enjoy fashion, especially if its vintage (of course!) so when I heard that the Christian Dior exhibition that I had visited at the Musee des arts Decoratifs back in Paris in 2017, was coming to London I honestly almost fainted with excitement! The exhibition was one of the best I had ever visited, and it honestly was the catalyst to starting off my obsession with Dior (not that I can afford it haha)
What I adore about Dior (unintentional rhyming alert) is that it is so much more than a brand. I know many of you will be reading this and thinking ‘Come on now Elisha, let’s not be a basic insta girl and obsess over a designer bag’ but for me personally, Dior isn’t that at all. I always say, every person has a designer that they resonate with, whether its Chanel, Armani, Chloe, Karl Lagerfeld, Ted Baker anything! and I dont mean on a material level (even though they produce some incredible things) what I mean is, is that you just adore everything about them from the history, to the designers, to the products! For me, its the history the Dior that I have a love affair with. I love that in Post-war France after years of Nazi occupation and oppression, that Christian Dior had a new and fresh vision which he combined with his love for women (in a non pervy way) to revolutionise the fashion world as we know it.
Starting off in the 1950’s with the incredible ‘New Look’, the exhibition showcases the history of Dior as a fashion house from the creation of the famous ‘Bar Suit’, to modern-day catwalk pieces by the current director Maria Grazia Chiuri. I really hope you enjoy some of the pictures I took, and that it inspires you, yourselves to go an visit this INCREDIBLE exhibition. I couldn’t recommend it enough honestly! Enjoy and let me know what you thought if you visited <3
(This is literally a snippet of what’s on offer, I took hundreds of pictures and had to try and narrow down some of my fav’s. So don’t worry if it looks small… the exhibition has so SO much more to offer than just these!) (P.S. Sorry about the glare on some of these images, sadly glass makes it impossible to get the desired pics 🙁 )