Good Morning, Quilters and Fashion Lovers!
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Dallas to attend the Christian Dior Exhibit at the Dallas Art Museum with my friends, Denise Strueber and Susie Black. (Susie has a great Halloween/Market bag tutorial on her website: Heart and Sew Texas.
Dior: From Paris to the World
The catalog summary:
Since his debut collection, art gallerist turned legendary couturier Christian Dior has generated an epic movement in fashion history. With lavish embroidery, luxurious fabrics, and elegant silhouettes, his designs were a revolutionary celebration of modern femininity when they emerged in Paris after World War II. Today, Dior’s global influence is as enduring and iconic as ever. Dior: From Paris to the World surveys more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s legacy, featuring a dynamic selection of almost 200 haute couture dresses, as well as accessories, photographs, original sketches, runway videos, and other archival material.
Until October 27
The exhibit was fabulous! I’m so glad I had the opportunity to see it. The dresses were spectacular, of course– but it was also interesting to see the sketches, swatches and personal letters.
Christian Dior opened his Paris fashion in house in 1947. He was considered a master of creating shapes and silhouettes. His styles were feminine and often voluminous. The dresses were a contrast from the fabric-saving styles worn through the war years.
Seven Directors and Seventy Years
After Dior died in 1957, Yves Saint Laurent (who was only 21 at the time) became the director. (Mr Laurent stayed on for two years, then left to start his own fashion house.)
The exhibit includes dresses from the seven directors who lead the fashion house over 70 years. (My favorite dresses were designed by Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.)
Works of art inspired several of the dresses included in the exhibit. This Christian Dior dress was inspired by a Monet painting.
There was even a quilted dress!
And isn’t this room fabulous? Beautiful dresses-and beautifully staged!
A Dallas Jaunt
The Dior Exhibit inspired the trip to Dallas, but the real fun was hanging out with two gracious ladies, Denise and Susie. (I met them in January when I taught at the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild.) We spent the remainder of the time visiting Dallas quilt shops, enjoying great food and wine, and of course, quilting!
What about YOU?
Have YOU seen the Christian Dior Exhibit?
Do YOU sew fashion garments?
How many friends have YOU made because of YOUR love of quilting?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Your Wish-I-Could-Wear-Dior Quilter,
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