Last week I feasted my eyes on pieces of Dior, up-close and personal in Melbourne, and boy was it worth the trip!  From the effortless lines and impeccable tailoring of Christian Dior’s own work, to the lavish and exuberant works by John Galliano, to the sweet and sophisticated pieces by Raf Simons, to some of the most recent pieces, full of bohemian charm, by the first female designer in Dior’s history, Maria Grazia Chiuri.  We were spoilt for choice, eyes trying to drink it all in and memorise all the little delicious details.

It was an incredible collection of works, and took us over two hours to make our way through, feet screaming by the end!  Well, mine at least, as I’d dressed up for the occasion, in my fave go-to hot-weather dress (was 31 degrees for us, yikes!), and my most comfortable heels.  But they’re still heels, so there’s still pain after 2-3 hours of walking/standing.  Fashion is hard work.

I was snap-happy with my camera (both phone and DSLR) throughout the exhibition, and it’s been sooo hard to pick only a handful of the best and most beautiful images to share with you!  Enjoy!

 

NGV International - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

NGV International Floral Floor - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dior New Look Bar Suit at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

1940's Grey and Black Suit and Red Satin House Coat by Dior, at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

1940s and 1950s garments by Dior, at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

Modern take on the 1940's Bar Suit by Dior, at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

Close up of the floral raffia texture of a Dior cocktail dress, at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

Blue, Gold and Cream regal avant garde gowns by John Galliano for Dior, at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

Lemon tulle full-skirt cocktail dress by John Galliano for Dior, at NGV International, Meblourne, Australia

Red Dior coat toile accompanied by behind-the-scenes video of its construction, at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

Dior Polka-dot Suit and Dress, at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

1950's Dior cream and blue high heel with bow, at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

Bright floral voluminous Dior dresses in blue, pink and green, at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

Cream and Silver regal strapless floor-length Dior gown, at NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

 

Other Melbourne gems for your list…

Food & Drink:  MoVida, The Gem, Above Board, Barbarella, Fritz Gelato, Laneway GreensGradi.
Shopping: American Rag, Design A Space, Wallace & Gromit and Friends exhibition, Lady of Leisure Millinery, Emporium Melbourne.

 

Now to land safely down from my dreamy Dior cloud…