Posted on March 27, 2013

Dior’s Wonderland at Harrods

London/ Romantique/ Wardrobe
What. A. Dress. Stunning dress created by Dior's current creative director Raf Simons. It's made of thousands of applique, tiny flowers.

What. A. Dress. Stunning dress created by Dior’s current creative director Raf Simons. It’s made of thousands of applique, tiny flowers.

Oh the wonders of living in London! While popping into Harrods for my monthly fix of international magazines, I bumped right into the Dior pop-up store and exhibition on the 4th floor of the infamous department store.

While fashion exhibitions can be sometimes be dull and just confined to one single room and a few outfits, this project includes a cafe, exhibition, window display and pop up store, inspired by Dior’s relationship with Harrods. It’s a fascitnating journey through Dior’s history.

Liz Taylor at the Oscars in 1961

Liz Taylor at the Oscars in 1961

The exhibition also features actual dresses worn by famous icons.

French actress and our favourite fashion icon Marion Cotillard

French actress and our favourite fashion icon Marion Cotillard, 2012

 

Audrey Hepburn is wearing a crystallized, puffed tunic Dior creation, 1961

Audrey Hepburn is wearing a crystallized, puffed tunic Dior creation, 1961

Mini mannequins wearing Dior Haute Couture from 40 years in the mini fashion theatre

Mini mannequins wearing Dior Haute Couture spanning the last 40 years in the mini fashion theatre

 

Giant dollhouse – a mini replica of the façade of Christian Dior’s first ever boutique – which opened in 1947 at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris.

Giant dollhouse – a mini replica of the façade of Christian Dior’s first ever boutique – which opened in 1947 at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris.

The quilted, giant lady Dior handbag is used as a screen to project images and videos of how the bag is crafted.

The quilted, giant lady Dior handbag is used as a screen to project images and videos of how the bag is crafted.

 

Harrod's Dior window display

Harrod’s Dior window display

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