Friday, 15 July 2011

Play Time...

Fancy dressing up? 
But think you are to old? 
Well, not any more... Cristain Dior (couture collection) Autumn/Winter 2011-12 is inspired by your playful childhood costumes. Many of the outfits reassemble clown or bird like costumes. This was the first collection in 50 years that was not over seen by Galliano. Gaytten took on this roles instead, giving creditability back into Dior name. 

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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Influencing fashion even to this day: Madame Grès

Exhibition: Bourdelle Museum in Paris till August 28, 2011

Madam Gres (1903-1993) originally wanted be a sculptor she found working with fabric was similar to stone. Her unique experience with stone and sculptures help her to create the first EVER draped dress; designed in 1934. Throughout the exhibition Madam Gres clothes are displayed in between sculptures which immediately show the similarities in the drapes of the sculpture stone and the dresses fabric. 

1965 Cocktail dress - Viscose Jersey

Fall/Winter 1952-1953
Evening gown - Viscose Jersey 

Spring/Summer 1946
Day dress - Wool jersey 

It so surprising when you think these dresses was made so long ago…they’re just old museum artefacts yet some could easily be worn today! The drapes give such movement and life to them and the brilliance of some of the colour (especially the orange dress) could walk straight out the museum and on to the red carpet. 

Please click to enlarge the photos, the details of these dresses are amazing you DON'T want to miss out!