The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture


New Look 1947 Christian Dior


Last weekend I was privileged enough to see The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.  It was one of the most breathtaking and stunning exhibitions I have ever seen, and I’ve seen a few!  To be able to get up close to so many gorgeous works of art was something I will never forget.  Seventy Years of Haute Couture was on show from the seven different designers who have been in charge at Dior.  From the beginning in 1947 with Christian Dior himself, to current pieces by Maria Grazia Chiuri, this exhibition cemented my love for fashion and couture, and reinforced my passion dramatically.

It was amazing to see the changes in fashion over the seven decades from the seven different designers.  All of them though, paid homage to the master Dior himself, and kept true to the values and style that has become synonymous with The House of Dior.

I have complied a photo gallery of just some of my favourite pieces that were on show.  I took way to many photographs to publish them all, so here’s just a snipit of what you can expect to see if you too are privileged enough to see this most amazing show.


“For every year and every season there exists a single perfect proportion for women’s clothes – a proportion that will be out of fashion the following season.  Why?  Because under the mechanism of imitation that characterises the essence of fashion, these proportions will have become banal, so commonly adopted that they become boring.  Boredom topples fashions and inspires an endless need for renewal”.   – Christian Dior


” The well dressed woman will possess an outfit for every occasion; by the word ‘outfit’ I mean everything that goes to make up perfection, planned and thought through to the last detail, from the fur coat to the shoes”. – Christian Dior, 1951


Love Always, Anastacia Rose xx

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