A day with Dior: The ROM celebrates 70 years of the designer's haute couture gowns
This morning, I joined eager Torontonians who flooded to the Royal Ontario Museum to take a look at vintage dresses by the famed designer Christian Dior. The exhibit, in partnership with Holt Renfrew, boasted stunning embroidery, perfumes, gloves, jewelry—and of course, gowns, many of which were worn by Canadian socialites.
Former British Vogue features editor Bronwyn Cosgrave spoke to the exhibit's curator Dr. Alexandra Palmer about the early life of Christian Dior and how the couture house was established. Palmer discussed how intricate the embroidery was on Dior's dresses, which were extremely popular for their romantic, whimsical designs and use of fabric.
Some of the dresses on display had been kept in drawers, which made displaying them even harder. Palmer explained that the gowns were "forms without a form" and she had to figure out how to show them off in all their glory.
You can check out the exhibit until March 18, 2018 at the ROM.