Dior Exhibition At Platt Hall Gallery

by thevelvetaline

A small but insightful collection by Dior took me by surprise. Walking into what looked like an abandoned house from the 19th century, I judgementally expected a poor display of some knock off garments which could be passed off as some of Dior’s original designs. I was thrilled to find some of the most iconic pieces he had created along with various other pieces of fashion. The exhibition includes day, cocktail and evening wear showing a range of Dior’s designs. A personal favourite is the iconic black cocktail dress with the clinched in waist emphasising the bust and the hips. The museum failed to disappoint but encouraged me to explore fashion in and around Manchester.

The collection of garments on display was undeniably inspiring and above all incredible to actually see some of his original pieces. Christian Dior is an iconic designer who created something completely new and original. The ‘New Look’ will forever be a part of the history of fashion.