Fashion

The House of Dior: 70 Years of Haute Couture

In less than a week I’ll be taking part in Frocktober once again. It’ll be month FILLED with fabulous frocks (say that three times fast!) and I thought what better way to get some frock-tastic inspiration than by heading to the latest exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria – The House of Dior: 70 Years of Haute Couture.

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior the NGV is presenting a never-before-seen exhibition with more than 140 gowns on display from head designers past and present; Christian Dior, Yves San Laurent, Raf Simons, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and my favourite, John Galliano.

Whilst looking lovingly at the beautiful dresses my friend commented; “people used to dress so beautifully but now we all dress like arseholes.” YOWZA!! Harsh yet I completely agree! I don’t know whether I can pull off this level of sheer gorgeousness with my 31 dresses in Frocktober but I’m going to give it a read hot go remembering these wise words.

Nicole Kidman’s teeny tiny gown from the Oscar’s a few years ago.

This two piece ensemble from Raf Simons is an outfit I could definitely see myself wearing. I wonder if the NGV would loan it to me for Frocktober?

I know Galliano is an anti-Semitic piece of shit (if you don’t know about the controversy surrounding his departure from Dior Google it on the IMMEDIATE!) but my God that stupid prick can design a frock! His dresses were definitely the standouts for me as they’re all about big and bold designs with oodles of colour.

These two dresses were inspired by Galliano’s travels to Africa and Japan. I believe I may have mentioned that I’d like to be buried in the geisha-inspired gown (below), I mean, sure the coffin would be huge, but it’d be so worth it!

The House of Dior: 70 Years of Haute Couture exhibition run until the 7th November 2017

Do you think people used to dress better than we do now?

 

6 replies »

  1. I’d so love to see that exhibit. And I’ve often thought that people did dress so much nicer back then, but we have so many options now. Could you imagine having to do the full stockings, hat, and gloves every time you go out??? I couldn’t imagine a life without jeans and t shirts!!!

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