Fashion

Love Dior? Plan a girls’ trip to Melbourne for this fabulous exhibition

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We’re super-excited about this – the works of iconic designer Christian Dior are coming to the National Gallery of Victoria for one über-stylish exhibition. Running from 27 August to 7 November, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will showcase more than 140 gorgeous garments, including examples from its famous 1947 ‘New Look’ collection. Take this as your official cue to escape to Melbourne for a pre-wedding girls’ getaway and look at all the pretty dresses!

Here are some of the beautiful creations you can expect to see, plus some of our favourite Dior moments to get you inspired…

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Christian Dior (designer) Bar suit spring−summer 1947 collection, modelled by Renee 1955 gelatin silver photograph Photograph by Willy Maywald Collection of Christian Dior Archives, Paris

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Christian Dior (designer) Bar suit spring−summer 1947 collection, modelled by Renee 1955 gelatin silver photograph Photograph by Willy Maywald Collection of Christian Dior Archives, Paris © Willy Maywald/ADAGP, Paris. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Bar suit spring−summer 1947 haute couture collection Photo © Laziz Hamani

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Bar suit,, spring−summer 1947 haute couture collection, Photo © Laziz Hamani

Christian Dior Eugenie dress, autumn−winter 1948 haute couture collection © Willy Maywald/ADAGP, Paris. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Christian Dior, Eugenie dress, autumn−winter 1948 haute couture collection, © Willy Maywald/ADAGP, Paris. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Christian Dior draping fabric over fashion model Sylvie c. 1948 © Christian Dior Photo: Bellini

Christian Dior draping fabric over fashion model Sylvie c. 1948, © Christian Dior, Photo: Bellini

Diorama dress, autumn−winter 1947 haute couture collection All rights reserved Photo: Sante Forlano

Diorama dress, autumn−winter 1947 haute couture collection, All rights reserved, Photo: Sante Forlano

Christian Dior adjusts the accessories to the Zaire dress, on his star model Victoire, during rehearsal for the autumn−winter 1954, haute couture show Photo © Mark Shaw/mptvimages.com

Christian Dior adjusts the accessories to the Zaire dress, on his star model Victoire, during rehearsal for the autumn−winter 1954, haute couture show, Photo © Mark Shaw/mptvimages.com

Christian Dior working with Mitzah Bricard (left) and Marguerite Carré (right) on the Première soirée dress, autumn−winter 1955 haute couture collection © Christian Dior Photo: Bellini

Christian Dior working with Mitzah Bricard (left) and Marguerite Carré (right) on the Première soirée dress, autumn−winter 1955 haute couture collection, © Christian Dior Photo: Bellini

Christian Dior models in the salon of House of Dior's headquarters, 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris 1957. Photograph by Loomis Dean, featured in LIFE Magazine, 1957 © Loomis Dean/The LIFE Picture Collection/Licensed by Getty Images (image: 50690286)

Christian Dior models in the salon of House of Dior’s headquarters, 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris 1957. Photograph by Loomis Dean, featured in LIFE Magazine, 1957, © Loomis Dean/The LIFE Picture Collection/Licensed by Getty Images (image: 50690286)

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) John Galliano (designer) Red silk and wool dress, spring−summer 2009 haute couture collection Photo © Laziz Hamani

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) John Galliano (designer), Red silk and wool dress, spring−summer 2009, haute couture collection Photo © Laziz Hamani

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) John Galliano (designer) autumn−winter 2010 haute couture collection Photo © Guy Marineau

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) John Galliano (designer) autumn−winter 2010 haute couture collection, Photo © Guy Marineau

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) John Galliano (designer) spring−summer 2011 haute couture collection Photo © Guy Marineau

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) John Galliano (designer) spring−summer 2011 haute couture collection, Photo © Guy Marineau

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Raf Simons (designer) autumn−winter 2012 haute couture collection © Dior 

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Raf Simons (designer) autumn−winter 2012 haute couture collection, © Dior

Christian  Dior, Paris (fashion house) Raf Simons (designer) autumn−winter 2012 haute couture collection Photo © Patrick Demarchelier/Licensed by Art+Commerce

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Raf Simons (designer) autumn−winter 2012 haute couture collection, Photo © Patrick Demarchelier/Licensed by Art+Commerce

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Maria Grazia Chiuri (designer) spring−summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection © Dior

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Maria Grazia Chiuri (designer) spring−summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, © Dior

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Maria Grazia Chiuri (designer) spring−summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection © Dior

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) Maria Grazia Chiuri (designer) spring−summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, © Dior


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