“The detail is as important as the essential is. When it is inadequate, it destroys the whole outfit.” — Christian Dior
A couple of years ago, I went to an exhibition called The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
I doubt anyone could ever call me a fashionista, but I do love beautiful things — and that exhibition was a feast of beautiful things.
“A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.” — Christian Dior
Understandably, the gallery lighting wasn’t great for photography, but I hope these few images can convey some of the design genius and attention to detail that has made the House of Dior famous.
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Detail, dress seen at AUT Graduate Show, 2016. Unknown designer. Image: Su Leslie
The Big T and I try to visit the graduate shows held at Auckland’s art & design schools each year, and while we haven’t been loving the “installations” that seem to be the latest trend in Fine Arts, we are usually really impressed by the work of design students.
This orange dress was a stand-out for me at the 2016 Auckland University of Technology show. I wish I’d noted down the designer’s name, but I really hope he or she is making a successful career post-degree.
Party dress. Seen at the graduate show for design student at the Auckland University of Technology, 2016. Unknown designer. Image: Su Leslie
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Detail of dress and glove, exhibited at ‘Dior: 70 Years of Haute Couture’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
In Melbourne last week I visited the exhibition, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Here’s a little peek at the one of the exhibits.
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