Paris, c'est la couture. La couture c'est Paris.
This past weekend I went to see the exhibition of Dior's haute couture collections at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris which celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Maison Dior. I have been to some beautiful fashion exhibitions in the past, such as Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier both in London, but I must say that the Designer of Dreams exhibition in Paris showcases a huge number of pieces like never before. You will get to see the collections designed by Christian Dior himself and those of the remarkable couturiers that succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, the current couturier, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
What I loved the most about this exhibition was the opportunity to admire the pieces designed by Christian Dior in the late 40s and to see how the collections have evolved over time with the succeeding couturiers setting some cutting-edge fashion trends. Each room is elegantly decorated and showcases the pieces, from ball gowns to hair accessories and perfume bottles, in the most beautiful way. There are many informative descriptions accompanying the collections which really allowed me get a real insight into the rich history of this luxury brand and all of the human talent and creativity behind.
The exhibition runs until 7th January 2018 and I really recommend it to everyone visiting Paris before then. I advise buying your tickets online (only 11€) to avoid the long queues. I couldn’t help myself from taking so many pictures because every piece was stunning and the way everything was put together was just magical. If you intend on going to this exhibition you may not want to see all my pictures below to keep it a surprise but for those of you who might not be able to make it I hope you enjoy this insight into the fashion universe of Dior.
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