A Dior Wonderland

Yet again I have managed to acquire an almighty hangover which has written off two days of my life…I am just about able to function again now!

Will I ever learn?

It appears not!

Anyhow enough of that, onto a more enjoyable topic…

Thursday evening saw the launch of Dior at Harrods, a pop up project which includes a pop up shop, a cafe, exhibition and window displays ; all dedicated to the one and only Christian Dior.

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Dior’s love affair with Harrods stretches back to the late 1940’s, the fashion house once staged its fashion shows at London’s most famous store. It therefore seems very fitting that the fourth floor at Harrods is home for the next month to this amazing Dior homage, closing its doors on 14th April.

The installation has apparently taken 18 months to create and having read a few reviews, I can’t wait to get there!

So what can we expect to find?

Well, the following according to Vogue:

“The store’s fourth floor Georgian Restaurant has been transformed into a Dior homage, complete with a giant doll’s house which inside features tiny furniture made using J’Adore Dior fragrance bottles; dresses worn by the label’s famous fans, from Diana, Princess of Wales, to Elizabeth Taylor; beautiful black and white imagery taken from the brand’s archives; videos explaining the concept behind its campaigns; and Dior versions of famous London landmarks – from post boxes to telephone boxes. Its window displays feature mini versions of the capital’s attractions, including Tower Bridge and the London Eye, each bearing a Dior stamp. Its pop-up store – which sells a collection of exclusive products – has already proved a success in just one day’s opening, having already made over £100,000 before 5pm yesterday.”

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The Belgium born designer, Raf Simons was appointed as Dior’s Creative Director last April, more than a year after John Galliano’s dismissal for anti-semitic remarks. His aim is to keep one eye of the history of the brand whilst creating a very modern Dior.

Within the exhibition, and floating inside huge glass bell jars, are Raf’s beautifully hand sewn interpretations of Mr Dior’s original couture pieces.

If these are anything to go by it would appear that he has mission accomplished.

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I think it’s all sounding like a good day out, if for no other reason than the lobster sandwich currently being served in the Dior Cafe…I’d definitely like one of those!!

Will you be going?

Until next time…

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