I always get asked the question, “As a fashion illustrator, who is your favorite designer of all time?” Without a doubt, mine is DIOR.
Picture it: Paris in 1947, the end of the war and the “come-back ” of luxuries in fashion -big or small- lipsticks, fabrics, shoes!
Enter Christian Dior and the New Look. A Sculpture silhouette of soft shoulders, high bust, cinched wasp-like waist, and a beautiful long, flaring, tulle-lined skirt, to die for! This is the look that I live for, to this day.
I almost died when my friend Paul sent me a link to the new Dior exhibition- Le Petit Théâtre Dior in Chendgu, China (May 31st-20th of June). The first stop for this traveling exhibition, inspired by Théâtre de la Mode, a 1945–1946 touring exhibit of fashion mannequins, approximately 1/3 the size of human scale, crafted by top Paris fashion designers. I can’t imagine what an amazing feeling it would have been for these couturiers to work on this divine project. The detail are breathtaking, the miniature dresses are even more exquisite and precious than their life-size gowns.
Here is a sneak peak at the exhibition. Now you know why I want to go to China.
Le Petit Théâtre Dior – The Exhibition
Now these clips on the making of miniature dresses are simply mind-blowing.
Le Petit Théâtre Dior – Making of “Mexique” dress
Le Petit Théâtre Dior – Making of “Miss Dior” dress
I am in total awe…this is beyond anything I could imagine, they are simply spectacular, don’t you think?
Hoping this exhibit makes it to the US because I will book a flight to the host city in no time!
What do you think of the concept of the exhibit?