Dior Dreams Do Come True!

What’s that thing I always say? If you’re going to dream, dream big! Well, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto did just that for their BIG exhibition, currently on view at the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume.

Taken from the ROM’s own vast collection, 40 articles speak to what it means to be “mega” in fashion.

Was it big or small in terms of size? Was it a big event, commemorating something of significance? Did it take a long time to make or transport? Was it a big/groundbreaking innovation? Is it or was it made by a big name designer? Is it symbolic or artistic in a big way? Does it have big monetary, political or spiritual value? Is its impact global, national, social or personal?

The piece that welcomes you into the exhibit answers a very large “Oui!” to so many of those questions. It’s from the final Christian Dior Haute Couture collection designed by John Galliano – the one based on the divine drawings of René Gruau.

Dreaming of Dior at the Royal Ontario Museum on exshoesme.com. Photo by Jyotika Malhotra
I dream of Dior – the dreamy Galliano created especially for the ROM.

What you may not know, is that the ROM commissioned the dress for the exhibit (how nice of them to give us all a piece of couture!). If you are a couture dreamer (avec moi), a denizen of the haute House that is Dior, then you simply must be at the Museum this Saturday.

Dr. Alexandra Palmer will be sharing the story of the commission and the ROM will also be presenting the world premiere of Dior, a film about the making of the dress.

See you there, with your new look?

John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture at the Royal Ontario Museum on exshoesme.com. Photo by Jyotika Malhotra
John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture.
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