The moment when you leave a real world and wonder into a fairy tale. You go through the time capsule. All those creations that we recognize from the world fashion magazines, historic books of fashion and costumes, from the red carpet and Fashion TV, they are in front of you. When you enter the room, ahead of you opens a whole other world that you need to explore. And so after few hours you ask yourself is there end anywhere at sight. From the most classical models and well known Dior silhouette to the most extravagant “moments”, all in one place. Art, amazing art.
This is by far the best exhibition I attended in my whole life.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the house of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery trough the universe of the house of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturies who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most reccently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
The selection of over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 and the present day has a unifying thread of emotions, life stories, affinites, inspirations, creations and legacies.
Alongside the dresses is the most wide-ranging display to date of atelier toiles and fashion photographs, as well as hundreds of documents, including illustrations, sketches, documents, and fashion accessories, including hats, jewellery, bags, shoes and perfume bottles. Reflecting the fact that Christian Dior was also a knowledgeable art lover who adored museums, designs from over 70 years interact with a selection of paintings, furniture and objets d’art.
” I think of my work as ephemeral architecture, dedicated to the beauty of the female body.”Christian Dior
He succeeded in breathing new life into the couture tradition, giving a central role to embroiderers and craftspeople by making costume jewellery and accessories. He invented an internationally-focused couture that put Paris back in the spotlight as the capital of fashion.
After his death in 1957, the daring choice of the very young Yves Saint Laurent, then only 21, to take over the House of Dior was followed by Marc Bohan’s more rational appointment. Next came the flamboyant arrival of Gianfranco Ferré, the dramatic era of fashion punk John Galliano, the minimalist statement of Raf Simons‘ appointment and, lastly, the choice of a woman, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and her feminist vision of fashion.
I had a big wish to touch all around, specially this dress and I did it! I knew it was forbidden and I hesitated for a few moments. Than the alarm sounded, of course 😀 It was so funny!
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