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Lower Sixth Textile Students Visit Dior Exhibition

Published on 17/06/19

The exhibition celebrates the life and work of Dior. It is the largest retrospective of the fashion house ever staged in the UK and the first fashion exhibition to be staged in the museum’s renovated Sainsbury gallery. The presentation of galleries as well as the dresses themselves were extremely impressive. As well as Dior’s amazing creations there were also the designs of subsequent designers, including Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano and Raf Simons up to its current, and first female, creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

In contrast Mary Quant’s exhibition explored the freedoms of the 1960’s. She broke away from the constrictive corsetry and domesticated waspish waists of 1950s fashion, in fact led by Christian Dior’s New Look of 1947, instead, rebelling against elitist Parisian couture - and defining the youth-led spirit of the 1960s. The exhibitions provided an inspirational starting point for the students forth coming print design project.