Saturday, 30 March 2013

Harrods' Dior Exhibition- Lulu's Birthday Part Two

After our lovely lunch at the Kensington Roof Gardens, we gathered our bags and headed to Harrods. I'd heard tales of Dior invading Harrods and putting on a one of a kind exhibition and I was dying to see it.





The exhibition was beautiful. As you first enter, you're faced with the façade of Dior's iconic headquarters, 30 Avenue Montaigne, lit up and supporting miniature displays inside some of the windows. As you delve deeper, you're given a rare insight into the world of Christian Dior, coming face to face with sketches and scaled down versions of show-stopping dresses. Even the classic dress worn by Charlize Theron in the memorable 'J'adore Dior' advert was on display, along with other beautiful creations worn by the stars. 




Guided tours were offered by friendly staff members for those who wanted more details about what was on display- my mother made a bee-line straight for a free guide and was then gone for forty minutes! With Mum happily occupied, my sister, her boyfriend and I were free to opt for the much more erratic method of wondering between which ever exhibit caught our eye- by the time we left, we'd revisited everything at least three times over! I kept drifting back to my favourite Dior miniature dress- a stunning black ball gown with long sleeves, a plunging back and a massive bow. Somebody please make me a copy?
Guided tours were offered by friendly staff members for those who wanted more details about what was on display- my mother made a bee-line straight for a free guide and was then gone for forty minutes! With Mum happily occupied, my sister, her boyfriend and I were free to opt for the much more erratic method of wondering between which ever exhibit caught our eye- by the time we left, we'd revisited everything at least three times over! I kept drifting back to my favourite Dior miniature dress- a stunning black ball gown with long sleeves, a plunging back and a massive bow. Somebody please make me a copy?

















Our trip was made a that little more exciting because we bumped into Mark-Francis off Made in Chelsea (a guilty pleasure my sister and I share). We sidled up to him and Lu boldly introduced herself before asking him for a picture. 



Mark-Francis, Lu and I


The exhibition was wonderful tribute to the work of one of the most revered men in fashion, made all the better by the fact it was free and open to the public. It's only around until the 14th April so run down to Harrods quickly if you want to catch it!




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