“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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Who else has passed this way? Cobbled lane, North Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie 2016
“To me photography must suggest, not insist or explain.”
Ambiguity in an image can come from many sources; choice of subject, an unusual camera angle or focal point, unexpected movement, or shooting through an opaque surface — to think of a few.
Detail, PixCell-Red Deer, sculpture by Kohei Nawa, seen at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie 2016
Out there. Visitors outside the National Gallery of Victoria, seen from the Waterwall. Image: Su Leslie 2016
By suggesting, rather than explaining, the photographer allows every viewer to create their own meanings and stories.
More fun that way.
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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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