Following on from my Christian Dior post a few days ago, I thought I’d share a few more in the form of a montage, especially as a total of 594,994 people visited the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, a record for a V&A exhibition.
I don’t normally reference fashion (save perhaps for Fashion and Art at The Chocolate Show and Film Quizzes: Stylish and Iconic Female Outfits) but I had to share these photos from The Christian Dior Exhibition at the V&A. Are you a big fan of Dior? Have you been to the V&A? They do great exhibitions, including the Pink Floyd one last year.
I was on Art Gowns’ latest post and as usual, was blown away by her talent. On the comments section we discussed how I had done many film quizzes, but none as yet on fashion. So remedying that is my latest quiz which celebrates the beauty and originality of female outfits over the decades. As these looks are so timeless, it felt wrong to chronicle them, so the order is random. How many of the films they’re from can you get? Which grabs your attention the most?
Is there a more important and more influential individual in music than Elvis Presley? ‘The King’ had everything. Looks, charm, sex appeal, the most wonderful voice and a love of music that always shone through. John Lennon himself said The Beatles would have never existed without him. That’s why demand was so strong for another Elvis exhibition at the 02, only two years after the last one. Below are eight of the most striking outfits worn by Elvis in the early 1970s, as shown in Elvis on Tour. Do you have a favourite? Can you ever imagine wearing any of them?
There was so much to include in my review of The Chocolate Show I just had to add another post. Especially as there was so much eye-catching (edible) fashion and artistic expression, including a chocolate Banksy-inspired piece. Can you see yourself wearing any of these dresses, some of which are from Paris shows? How about the platform shoes?
Miranda Priestly (Merryl Streep) and Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) in the biting comedy drama The Devil Wears Prada (2006). The film tells of an intern who goes to work as the co-assistant of a highly influential fashion magazine, with Priestly largely believed to be based on Anna Wintour.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
The fashion icon Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971), certainly one of the most irreplaceable fashion designers and businesswomen ever. Born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, the hugely influential Frenchwoman soon became known for more than clothes, extending to jewellery, handbags and fragrance.