In typical Straggler style I made it to the Dior Exhibition at Harrods just in time the day before it closed. I’m so glad I made it as its one of the best exhibitions I’ve been to so its am still amazed that it was free of charge! In addition to showing historic pieces from the prime years of Dior in the 40’s and 50’s it also mixed vintage with modern through striking audiovisual effects. The exhibit also prompted me to do a bit more research into the man himself and I found some interesting information such as his death by a heart attack after choking on a fishbone (if you Google this you’ll also find some other interesting rumours). Rumours aside my highlight had to be the glitzy Hollywood glamour gowns which pay homage to the post WW2 excess for which Dior became famous, followed closely Christian Diors’ original sketches which he used to sell to make a living.
Dress worn by Charlize Theron in the J’adore perfume advert.
Floating wedding dress
Original Dior sketches
Giant 6 foot handbag with handbag projection.
Bag made from copper thread
Gold plated bag
Toile mock ups