Christian Dior exhibition Paris

Christian Dior exhibition Paris

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.

Christian Dior exhibition Paris

What a stunning colour and feminine shape.

Christian Dior Exhibition Paris

One of the signatures of Christian Dior’s style was the emphasis on the waist and the “new look” wide skirt.

Christian Dior Exhibition Paris

Christian Dior Exhibition Paris

Christian Dior Exhibition Paris

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 Exhibition Paris

Christian Dior loved flowers and gardens and one of the rooms depicted a magical garden with the dresses reflecting floral patterns.

Christian Dior Exhibition Paris

One of my favourites. The delicate beading and embroidery were exquisite.

Christian Dior Exhibition Paris

Christian Dior Exhibition Paris

Dior photographed by Irving Penn

Christian Dior Exhibition Paris

Christian Dior Exhibition Paris

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.


    13th November 2017 / 15:24

    I will BOOK a FLIGHT right NOW!
    That gown with the elephants…………… a SHOW STOPPER!

  2. Viv Butler
    13th November 2017 / 18:07

    What some beautiful gowns and so feminine, thank you for sharing them, i don’t expect to be going to Paris any time soon, but you never know !

  3. laurieannm
    13th November 2017 / 20:20

    It was absolutely breathtaking. Such a privilege to see these works of art in person. A must see for anyone who loves classic fashion.

  4. Christine
    14th November 2017 / 00:44

    Thank you for sharing this as I am unlikely to be visiting. The gowns are spectacular but what always gets me is the tailoring in the suits of the 40s and 50s from the designers of the period.

  5. Ann
    14th November 2017 / 11:37

    Thank you for this lovely blog post about the Christian Dior show. I went online hoping to find somewhere that exhibition video you describe (above) highlighting celebrities and royalty wearing his pieces, but without success.

    I did find some more recent photos of today’s celebrities wearing Dior dress-up and street pieces. But nice as some are, they’re just not as glorious as the Diors in the exhibition. What glorious art those things were. And the civilian “new look” pieces from those days are so timeless. They make me want to start sewing again.

    Thank you again!

    • 14th November 2017 / 15:54

      Hi Ann

      I don’t think they showed the video outside the exhibition. It really was a magnificent exhibition.

  6. Jeannie
    14th November 2017 / 13:16

    You ,the vivienne files, and Vogue patterns are my main sources of fashion education. I have been making most of my clothes since age 13 and truly love it.

    • 14th November 2017 / 15:51

      That sounds great Jeannie. I used to make my clothes when I was younger. I am afraid that my eyesight is no longer good enough for sewing.

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