I was so glad that I was visiting Paris while the “Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve” exhibition was on. It was spectacular. Susan of Unefemme and I had luckily booked tickets in advance because the queues were long. If you are able to get to Paris before the exhibition closes on 7th January 2018 I would highly recommend a visit.
Above is a picture of the grand hall, where the magnificent ballgowns were on show. The photo does not give you the full perspective of the size and grandeur of the hall. It also had a video showing a selection of celebrities and royalty wearing the gowns.
What a stunning colour and feminine shape.
One of the signatures of Christian Dior’s style was the emphasis on the waist and the “new look” wide skirt.
As you descended one of the staircases the wall in front was covered in magazine covers featuring “Dior gowns” worn by elegant models of the era and photographed the worlds top photographers.
Christian Dior loved flowers and gardens and one of the rooms depicted a magical garden with the dresses reflecting floral patterns.
One of my favourites. The delicate beading and embroidery were exquisite.
Dior photographed by Irving Penn
And of course not forgetting the famous Dior perfumes.
Hope you enjoyed this mini-tour. Do try and get to the exhibition if you can.