A name which makes your heart skip a beat or two. The couture house just turned seventy and got honored with it’s own exhibition in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
This is a wonderful way of discovering and delving into the history of a great designer if you ask me! 😉
It was really important to me to see the Dior exhibition while we were in Paris.
I saw a few images on social media before and was excited to see the overwhelming beauty of those dresses myself.
The presentation is divided into two sides by the entrance hall.
The left handed side is more dedicated to Christian Dior himself.
On the right handed side are some information about the following heirs of the house from Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and last Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Walking through the rooms of the exhibition leaves you speechless upon the beauty of hundreds haute-couture dresses, campaign shoots and illustrations for designs.
Which was quite inspiring for me was to discover the old Dior.
Thinking about Dior nowadays makes you think of the “J’Adior” bags and shoes or the “we should all be feminists” tees.
But in the year 1947 Christian Dior presented something innovative and completely refreshing: The New Look.
The New Look sets it’s focus on the waistline of the woman’s body. And it looks so wonderful!
Back in the forties he combined it with swinging skirts. In the 1990ies Gianfranco Ferré refers to this classical Dior design and creates a pant suit which also sets the focus onto the waist.
From dreaming about being a musician in his teenage years, becoming an art gallery owner and finally ending up to be one of the biggest designers ever – Dior’s life is exciting.
And I highly recommend you to experience it yourself and walk through the rooms to see a brilliant presentation!
You can find the exhibition in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.
It opens it’s doors between Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The ticket fee is 11 € and if you are a member of the EU under 26 you get a little discount.
You can visit the exhibition until the 7th of January 2018. ( And maybe it’s also a good excuse to visit Paris again? 😉 )
What I liked the most:
#1. There is a green velvet dress in the Christian Dior rooms which I love the most. ♥
#2. In one room you can see some dresses inside the show case and slowly the campaign shoots with those dresses fade in so you can see both at the same time. The dress behind the glass and the campaign shot on the glass.
#3. On the right handed side of the exhibition are some seamstresses at work. They are creating the fabric for a dress which is also presented in the same room. Their work is so impressive!
What I wore:
For the exhibition I decided to go for a floral jumper which I found at Mango lately. The pattern is wonderful and the ruffles and v-neck make it look super feminine. The legs are ultra long so I had to wear heels (even tough I still managed to fall over the fabric 😀 ). I went for a little clutch in rose and wore long earrings in gold and silver, so they fit with the silver colored heels.
Hope you enjoyed reading this post.
Lots of love
JUMPSUIT: Mango (new) | EARRINGS: Mango | SHOES: & Other Stories | BAG: Mango (old)