We recommend: dreamy Dior exhibition

We are greatly inspired by art as you have probably guessed. We thought why not tell you about art exhibitions we’ve visited or plan to visit so that you don’t miss them. This time we were lucky enough to be in Paris and see the new retrospective dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the House of Christian Dior at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

 

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Is there a woman (and, perhaps, a man?) whose imagination won’t be captured by the House of Dior creations? We think not. This exhibition is a perfect chance to see the whole Dior universe. Even if you are not an expert in fashion, you will be smitten with the pure magnificence of the couture dresses and accessories. There are 300 haute couture gowns designed by the founder himself and his successors starting with the one made in 1947, of the famously known “New Look” design. It is said that together with the beautiful gowns and accessories this exhibition is the most wide-ranging display of atelier toiles, fashion photographs, documents, sketches, letters and notes. It is also the biggest fashion exhibition ever staged in Paris.

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Each of the designers who followed Dior has their own exhibition space: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and the most recent, Maria Grazia Chiuri. We particularly enjoyed that together with the gowns, the exhibition showed designers’ inspirations.

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 Christian Dior’s surrealistic hats were perhaps inspired by his friend Salvador Dali's sculptures like Retrospective Bust of a Woman featuring an inkwell and a baguette balancing on her head.

Christian Dior’s surrealistic hats were perhaps inspired by his friend Salvador Dali's sculptures like Retrospective Bust of a Woman featuring an inkwell and a baguette balancing on her head.

 John Galliano stand-out creations are exhibited together with African and Ancient Egypt artifacts as sources of inspiration.

John Galliano stand-out creations are exhibited together with African and Ancient Egypt artifacts as sources of inspiration.

We were blown away by the sheer exquisiteness of craftsmanship, lavish embroidery, and delicate silk flowers on the gowns. 

Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve exhibition is open until the 8th of January at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

If you want to see more, we suggest to check this great review by StyleBubble