I was so excited to hear while during my stay in Paris, the House of Dior was celebrating 70 years with an exhibit at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs (a beautiful small gallery attached to the Louvre). This was hands down one of the best fashion exhibits ever. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it, 70 years of couture on display, under one roof, Pinch me!
I was fascinated not only with the fashion, which was amazing, to say the least, but how the curators were able to source flawlessly from Dior’s first collection up to and including designs from the current creative artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, the first female designer for Dior. The history of Christian Dior and the details about each individual designer who took the helm after Dior’s death in 1957, kept you interested and wanting more. You couldn’t help but notice the seamless styles from one designer to the next, the Dior vision was front and centre with subtle cues making each designer’s era their own. Honestly, I can’t say enough, by the end of the exhibit I had goosebumps, for real. Can you imagine the dream job of sorting through the treasures of Dior fashion, what about the items that never made it?
Paris, where there is love and love of fashion, not sure which of the two is more important, I’m pretty sure they go hand in hand. To be honest, I have had love affairs with dresses and shoes in the past, it is possible. I think you know what I’m talking about…the new shoes that you can’t help but open your closet door for, just one more sneak peek, or the dress you tried on for the fifth time. I know I’m not alone in this fashion obsession. As for me, just to walk through the beauty and creative designs of Dior for the past 70 years is enough to satisfy this girls obsession, or a least for a little while.