The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at the NGV

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior’s debut spring-summer collection in 1947 and I couldn't think of a better place to have an exhibition than Melbourne's own National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)! Thank you to our photographers Tina Giorgio Photography for taking these stunning shots.

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

The NGV opened its doors last month to an intimate and stunning collection of over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed between 1947 and 2017. Highlights include Christian Dior’s iconic Spring 1947 ‘New Look’ collection, which was considered a groundbreaking moment in the history of fashion as Dior introduced a new post-war silhouette which reaffirmed ideals of femininity and luxury in fashion.

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

A beautifully presented exhibition with a matching background music which really sets the mood. The range of the collection is just sublime and its simplicity makes it stylish and dateless.

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

Exhibitors used mirrors behind dresses as a clever way of showing the back of some of the dresses.

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

Every piece and every aspect of The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture exhibition is just exquisite and you will be left inspired by Dior's past, his stylish outfits, all the fashion and more!  

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

There is also be a section dedicated to fabulous accessories, particularly shoes and millinery by Stephen Jones which has designed over 50 bespoke headpieces especially for this exhibition. Perfect inspiration for the upcoming Spring Carnival!

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

The exhibition will also explore Dior’s unique affinity with Australia, including the historic spring 1948 fashion parade at David Jones, Sydney, which featured 50 original creations by Christian Dior which was the first representative Dior collection to be shown outside of Paris.

Visitors can enjoy a birds-eye view of the vast array of garments on show from the grand sweeping staircase which represents the iconic staircase from the Paris couture house that has featured in countless photoshoots and fashion parades over the House’s seventy-year history.

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

Photo credit: Tina Giorgio Photography for My French Rituals

Whether you are an artist, a photographer, a fashion stylist, a big fan of Dior or a fan of fashion in general - you will love this exhibition.

'The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture' at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November 2017. For more information and to book tickets online, head to the NGV website.