Detail

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“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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The show-stopper dress

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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.

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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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DP Photo Challenge: peek

Close up shot of gold women's glove with gold and red dragon design and braclet and red/gold dress -- on mannequin at exhibition 'Dior: 70 Years of Haute Couture', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

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.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | peek

Wordless Wednesday: a milestone reached

Yellow Belle; an upmarket recycled clothing boutique owned by Women's Refuge was officially launched last night. Seed funding was provided by NZ Sculpture OnShore, of which I am a director.  Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Yellow Belle; an upmarket recycled clothing boutique owned by Women’s Refuge was officially launched last night. Seed funding was provided by NZ Sculpture OnShore, a biennial sculpture exhibition which is a major fundraiser for Women’s Refuge. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Women’s Refuge helps over 20,000 women and children in New Zealand each year who are affected by domestic violence. Yellow Belle marks a new phase in Refuge’s history – providing on-going income that will allow the organisation to do even more.

It was lovely to be part of the launch celebration; to be surrounded by strong, passionate women who give so much of themselves to bring about change for the better.

This post was written for Wordless Wednesday. Here are some others that I’ve enjoyed:

http://gallery32.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-in-my-kitchen-trina-baker-photography/

http://bookwormntx.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/wordless-wednesday-4302014/

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Wordless Wednesday: 4-30-14

http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-once-i-played-with-tiger-cubs/

Wordless Wednesday: Recasting Gotham’s top-cop

http://gleamsofsunshine.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-40/

http://amoveablegarden.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-beautiful-ecologically-critical-fungi/

Wordless Wednesday

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http://architar.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-the-path-to-wonders/

Wordless Wednesday

http://rocnano.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-17/

Wordless Wednesday: Sky high!

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http://singlewomantravel.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-speak-your-mind/

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http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-6/

http://my3monsters.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-16/

http://lgilbertson.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-8/

Wordless Wednesday – bird watching

http://mritz11.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday/

Wordless Wednesday: A Walk in the Park

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http://fireflydance.net/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-is-now-meme-of-the-week/

http://tylerpedersen02.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-woven-willow-world/