Elegant Dressing - Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve

One of the highlights of our Paris trip, of which there were many was our visit to Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve at The Musée des Arts Décoratifs celebrating the House of Dior's 70th anniversary. The exhibition is a lavish and comprehensive tour of the world of Dior from its founder followed by 7 storied couturiers; Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and most recently Maria Grazia Chiuri.  Every designer had their own room showcasing their most iconic creative moments.

Although the exhibit opened in July we were somewhat astonished to see that the line wound around the entire block long before the doors opened.  Fortunately we had VIP tickets, but even that had its own mini line.  It's a must-see if you happen to be in Paris before the show ends in January 2018.

 Christian Dior's bar jacket and its revolutionary silhouette takes pride of place at the entrance to the exhibition

Christian Dior's bar jacket and its revolutionary silhouette takes pride of place at the entrance to the exhibition

 Garden inspirations...the left and right frocks are Christian Dior designs and the middle one is from Raf Simons - the common feature of course is Dior's signature cinched waist silhouette

Garden inspirations...the left and right frocks are Christian Dior designs and the middle one is from Raf Simons - the common feature of course is Dior's signature cinched waist silhouette

 Couture gown by John Galliano - most people I spoke to said John Galliano was their absolute favorite because his creativity knew no bounds and continually took his designs in unexpected and often astonishing directions 

Couture gown by John Galliano - most people I spoke to said John Galliano was their absolute favorite because his creativity knew no bounds and continually took his designs in unexpected and often astonishing directions 

 Said to be the largest fashion exhibition ever staged at the museum, showcasing more than 300 haute couture gowns from the seven designers who have led the House of Dior

Said to be the largest fashion exhibition ever staged at the museum, showcasing more than 300 haute couture gowns from the seven designers who have led the House of Dior

 Raf Simons's interpretation of the classic bar coat with intricate hand embroidery detail is timeless

Raf Simons's interpretation of the classic bar coat with intricate hand embroidery detail is timeless

Elegant Dressing - Christian Dior: Couturier du Reve - Doreen Chambers Top Interior Designer - Brooklyn - New York - South Florida
Elegant Dressing - Christian Dior: Couturier du Reve - Doreen Chambers Top Interior Designer - Brooklyn - New York - South Florida

Mesmerized by the vast exhibition, I didn't know where to turn my attention to first  

Elegant Dressing - Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve - Doreen Chambers Top Interior Designer - Brooklyn - New York - South Florida
Elegant Dressing - Christian Dior:  Couturier du Rêve - Doreen Chambers Top Interior Designer - Brooklyn - New York - South Florida
 I think this is a Marc Bohan creation, if I'm wrong correct me...

I think this is a Marc Bohan creation, if I'm wrong correct me...

 This extraordinary seamstress is fully immersed in her zen task of applying by hand individual beads and sequins to the couture gown behind her - it will take approximately 500 hours to complete

This extraordinary seamstress is fully immersed in her zen task of applying by hand individual beads and sequins to the couture gown behind her - it will take approximately 500 hours to complete

 This iconic photo of the model Dovima with Elephants taken by Richard Avedon draped in Dior Couture Cirque d'hiver 1955 was dedicated it's own wall!

This iconic photo of the model Dovima with Elephants taken by Richard Avedon draped in Dior Couture Cirque d'hiver 1955 was dedicated it's own wall!

Elegant Dressing - Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve - Doreen Chambers Top Interior Designer - Brooklyn - New York - South Florida
 Maria Grazia Chiuri the current artistic director with designs from her couture collection -  photography by Agnes Dherbys for the New York Times

Maria Grazia Chiuri the current artistic director with designs from her couture collection - photography by Agnes Dherbys for the New York Times

 This final hall is dedicated to a stunning array of gowns created by each of the Dior designers...amazing! 

This final hall is dedicated to a stunning array of gowns created by each of the Dior designers...amazing! 

Elegant Dressing - Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve - Doreen Chambers Top Interior Designer - Brooklyn - New York - South Florida
Elegant Dressing - Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve - Doreen Chambers Top Interior Designer - Brooklyn - New York - South Florida