Dreaming with Dior

· Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A · One can imagine that an exhibition on Christian Dior will serve up serious style and ladylike elegance. But one might not expect just exactly the immersive nature of an exhibition on Dior put on by the Musée de Arts Decoratifs and the Victoria and Albert … More Dreaming with Dior

Exhibition Input

· What’s behind the new practice of museums asking for public input? · We’ve barely made a dent in 2019, but we’re already looking forward to 2021. Why the excitement for two years down the line? In 2021-22, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston plans to stage an exhibition on John Singer Sargent and fashion. One of our favorite portraitists, one of our … More Exhibition Input

Natural Style?

· Fashioned from Nature at the V&A ·  In October, BBC Three premiered an episode of Stacey Dooley Investigates on the fashion industry. Titled “Fashion’s Dirty Secrets,” Dooley looked into the exploitative practices of the fashion industry with special emphasis on its environmental impact. It’s hard for me to believe that there are people out there who … More Natural Style?

Cinderella Shoes

• Roger Vivier’s Enduring Influence on the Modern Woman’s Life • In 1953, French shoe designer Roger Vivier began working with Christian Dior to create opulent women’s shoes, and the rest is fashion history. A year later, when Vivier was working at Dior, he developed the stiletto shoe – a shoe with a thin heel … More Cinderella Shoes