Dior's emphasis on luscious fabrics, voluptuous silhouettes and elegant femininity in the post-war years revitalised a waning interest in Haute Couture; his fresh designs and savvy tailoring triggered the widespread embrace of pret-a-porter fashion in mid twentieth-century Paris. With the birth of the Dior House in 1946 came a revolutionary new era in fashion whose legacy and influence continues to impact the fashion industry today.
'Looking Over Shoulder’, Marilyn Monroe, 1962, Bert Stern
This spring Proud Galleries London presents a bijou exhibition of fashion photography showcasing a collection of Dior's legendary designs from the first two decades of his career. From highly stylised editorial shots of Hollywood starlets to behind-the-scenes studio snapshots, Dior and his creations come to life through the lens of four internationally renowned fashion photographers: Mark Shaw, Norman parkinson, Jerry Schatzberg and Bert Stern.
Dior, St. Laurent's Mask with Lola Dress’, 1958, Mark Shaw
Coinciding with the major V&A Christian Dior exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this bijou photography exhibition illuminates the House's formative years, Dior's innovative creative process, as well as the brand's evolution under Dior's mighty talented young protégé Yves Saint Laurent.
|What||Christian Dior exhibition: The Dior Collection, Proud Central, London|
|Where||Proud Gallery London, 32 John Adam St, London , WC2N 6BP | MAP|
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07 Feb 19 – 07 Apr 19, Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM
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