Earlier in the week I had seen advertisements in the Paris Metro for a Dior exhibit at Bon Marche. Bon Marche is a large luxury department store in Paris that you may remember from an earlier post where I wrote about it! Today I decided to check out the exhibition, and I am so glad I did! This exhibition showcases the difference between the elegant designs that Christian Dior produced in the 1940's and 1950's and the more flamboyant style that John Galliano brought to the house.
Photos courtesy of Eternellement Dior
A few of the couture pieces on show were heavily decorated with beadwork and embroidery. This renewed my love for the work of couture. Each bead and stitch done by hand, to create a beautiful image on the clothing. Once piece stood out to me the most. It was a stunning pink piece that was folded and pleated to create an Asian influence. Sparkling beads and sequins created patterns of leaves and organic flowers all over the skirt suit.
Christian Dior - Haute couture 2007 - Paris - P. OReilly
The house of Dior will be going through a lot of changes with the recent departure of John Galliano. I am excited to see what is in store next for the iconic brand!