Christian Dior is one of the true master of modern fashion, and inspiration of my illustrations, especially for Lala. It might be an overstatement, but she is my version of "Miss Dior", a little adorable, with a of touch elegance, and playfulness mixed in.
Was extremely excited when I first saw the big windows of the exhibition building announcing the show back in September (see the screen shot at the end of the post). I finally had the time to see the retrospective show last week and it was simply wonderful.
On display was the famous, gaming changing the "Bar" outfit from 1947 of Christian Dior's debut the "New Look" collection along with numerous other classics and significant pieces, beauty items and accessories. There was even a leather craftsman giving a live demonstration of how a Lady Dior bag is made and craftswomen adding the final touches to each bottle of Dior perfumes bottles. Of course, the show featured photographs by famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. To sum it all up, there was a library on the top floor of the show--there are 4 floors in total.
You have to understand that it was created as an educational marketing opportunity for the House of Dior geared towards the Japanese audience, so not everything was about the House was included. I really wished they had more to talk about Yves Saint Laurent and John Gaillano. However, given that it was free admission, and extremely well thought out, it is a must-see if you are in the Ginza area. Esprit Dior is on now until Sun Jan 4, 2015.