I was very happy to be flown in from the other side of the world to Dubai to attend the opening of “Le Theatre Dior”. This exhibition revealed the brand’s iconic couture designs in miniature form. It has been traveling as it was previously in China and I felt proud that it was presented in our region of the world. It took place throughout this month at the Dubai Mall Fashion Catwalk Atrium (the last day was yesterday!!).
From designs created by Mr Dior himself as well as the label’s other creative directors Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano and Raf Simons, a diversity was on display.
“The couturier is a magician who wants to make every woman a Princess”. Yes, Christian Dior said it and his words lived through his legacy. This exhibition is nothing but a great tribute to the French design house craftsmanship. I loved how runway gowns were perfectly executed in miniature form, the savoir-faire is impressive, every detail is perfectly in place. This exhibition takes you through the evolution of the brand’s important cuts, I loved seeing the changes that took place until the Dior “new look” was defined. It was also very fun to push little buttons that made us enjoy the beautiful scents of the house iconic fragrances.
We also took a closer look at miniature versions of dresses worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lawrence, Marion Cotillard, Lady Diana. I understood more about why pink was Mr Dior’s favorite color and to what extent art played a central role in the evolution of the brand. One of the sections even took us through the different steps for the creation of a couture gown, from the sketch to the patron to the actual sewing of the piece. It gives couture a different meaning and I believe it’s so important that clients and lovers of the house get to understand the little stories behind every piece created.
A major thank you to the Dior Paris and Dubai team to always making me feel as their little princess. It was my pleasure to take a closer look at the label’s excellent couture savoir-faire and learn little details and stories behind every iconic dress ever created.
I am wearing: Dior Cruise 2016
Location: Dubai Mall