In the world today, haute couture is one of the last repositories of the marvellous Christian Dior
When I first read about the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A in London, I knew I had to take an Inspiration Day to experience it.
Inspiration Days at Creative Sponge allow us to feed and fuel our imaginations, taking us away from our desks and giving us an opportunity to be inspired by creativity, either within our sector or beyond. I believe we can learn so much just by listening, looking, and absorbing what’s around us. The more we do this, the richer our visual vocabulary becomes.
Glamour, curves and beauty.
An artist’s purpose.
The final room was exquisite. Here were the most glamorous dresses, in a ballroom decorated with digital projections changing from trompe l’oeil windows overlooking gardens through to starlit night skies and explosions of glitter. I didn’t want to leave. Luckily, the curators obviously realised this may be the case and I was able to sit down on a bench placed carefully at the edge of the room.
As soon as I left, I wanted to go back – and I will be in a few weeks. I want to relive the journey that I went on, spot the parts I may not have seen. I feel like I glimpsed inside the minds of the many talents of the Artistic Directors at the House of Dior and took away the thought artists can be inspired by many different things, but always have a core thought, a purpose. In the case of Dior, it was to celebrate the female form. Stunning.