The House of Dior celebrates its seventieth anniversary this year with an exhibition that showcases the history of the House through the designs of Mr Dior himself and his successors Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and current creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Christian Dior once said “individuality will always be one of the conditions of real elegance”. I thought about this quote as I wandered through the exhibition, and while creativity, artistry and innovation seem the continuous thread over the past seventy years (no pun intended), each designer has brought their own individuality and unique point of view which is perhaps, the true spirit of the House of Dior.
The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at the NGV until 7 November 2017. Visit: ngv.vic.gov.au