I received my invite to attend The House of Dior’s gala event a few months ago. The invite read as a ‘glamorous evening and the opening of Seventy Years of Haute Couture at Dior’ with a black tie dress code. I squealed with excitement.
We rarely get the opportunity to dress in black tie in Melbourne so I was excited to get all dolled up and also to see creations from one of the most acclaimed Haute Couture designers in the flesh.
The night didn’t disappoint. The National Gallery of Victoria was transformed with lush flowers (from my favourite Flowers Vasette) from floor to ceiling and Moet as far as I could see.
I wore a bespoke J’ Aton Couture gown to the event. I couldn’t think of anyone better to wear. They are the kings of couture and their designs are always years ahead. They designed such an incredible piece that I was utterly obsessed with as soon as I saw it. It was the perfect piece to wear to Dior, as we almost felt the piece had a little bit of Dior about it (especially when John Galliano was designing there).
The exhibition features over 140 pieces from Christian Dior designed between 1947 and 2017- even including Miranda Kerr’s wedding dress.
Other highlights include pieces from Christian Dior’s iconic Spring 1947 ‘New Look’ collection. The house’s signatures ball gowns and evening dresses which comprises of designs from Dior’s successive designers following his death, these include Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano, and Raf Simons as well as recent designs from Dior’s first female Creative Director, Maria Grazia-Chiuri. The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International is showing now until 7 November 2017. Get tickets here