Posted on 29th July 2019 at 12:25
I promised you more on the Dior exhibition 'Designer of Dreams' at the V&A and here it is. Read on to find out about one of Dior's own bridal designs
Dior - Designer of Dreams and (lover of surprisingly light fabrics)
It might surprise you to learn that Dior was not a fan of heavy fabrics for bridal wear for young brides. He advised them to wear fine cottons instead, with a simple veil and small tiara or bow
The dress on the left was designed by Dior in 1953 and was made of cotton muslin and metal thread. It was heavily embroidered with a beautiful flower pattern with a gold stalk and leaves. Today it would be unheard of for muslin to be used. This is now a fabric that we use in the construction of the toile for a gown. This is the prototype garment we make to test a pattern
Ms Jane Stoddart wore this wedding dress at the age of 19 and she said the dress was very light and easy to wear. This is unsurprising given the fabric used. It was traditional at the time to wear a heavy corset underneath. Although with this style of dress that would not strictly have been necessary
All over embroidered fabrics are not trends we see much of today but with the advent of some gorgeous new printed organzas I predict this trend may return. Read on to find out about the current incumbent creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri and her take on flowers.....