Exploring the Dior Exhibition in Denver
As we explored the Dior exhibition we learned so much about the man. You could think of this quote as the way Dior helped changed the fashion world, but it also pertains to each of us. I didn’t know much about Dior, but I learned at this exhibition that when he first started designing pieces, there was an uproar. We had just come out of war and the depression, and it was incredible to think of all this wasted material in the ruffles and new silhouettes.
Quote of the day: “Change your thoughts and you change the world.” Norman Vincent Peale
I’m always amazed when we go to these kinds of shows. Even though I love clothes and fashion, I don’t know much about the designers. I tend to buy clothes because I like them, not because of the name behind them.
And I find it incredible that a city like Denver, Colorado, is the place where some of these exhibits come to be shown. It’s fabulous that Denver can create enough buzz and have enough want for these shows.
Just like I talked about when we went to the Denver Fashion Week Runway Show, sometimes the designs can be “out there.” Yet the difference at this kind of exhibit is you have the time to learn more about the designer. Which means you can sometimes understand why things are made the way they are made. Along with the fact, that you can get up close and personal (to a degree) with these pieces. And you hear which celebrities wore some of these gowns.
Nancy didn’t join us on this outing, because she had plans to go with another friend on a different day. But let me give you a little peek into what my mom and I wore for the occasion. And then below is a slideshow of MOST of the gowns and pieces at the exhibit. There are a lot, so if you are bummed that you won’t be able to make it out here before March 3, then feel free to peruse the photos.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit
Dress: (similar here)~~Skirt: (similar here a Dior rendition that is TOTALLY out of my price range, but how cool. Here’s one that’s a little cheaper)~~Boots: (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Why I Wore This Outfit
I thought this would be a perfect time to wear this sheer skirt that my mom had made. I wore it for the FierceCon this last October in LA for the Friday night event. Granted it was much colder here than it was in Los Angeles, so I had to get creative with the outfit. I ended up throwing it over a burgundy dress and then wore my olive green over the knee boots. I needed flats since I knew we’d be walking a ton.
Since the Dior exhibition is all about interesting designs and textures, I went all out and added in an eyelash scarf and my beaded purse. FYI, my mom knitted this scarf for me MANY years ago. She doesn’t even remember that!
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit
Why Charlotte Wore This Outfit
If you’ve been following along for awhile, then you probably realize my mother has an obsession with owls. This cardigan is a well loved piece and is definitely a feast for the fiber fanatics out there. Since the cardigan is full of browns, she paired it with a suede brown skirt and flat brown boots.
For those of you who were amazed that my mom was stepping out of her comfort zone in our mixing prints with the buffalo plaid earlier this month, you can bet she’s happy to return to her matchy matchy since I told her she could wear what she wanted.
Tips & Tricks
What can I say here that I haven’t said before? Anytime you attend these kinds of exhibits, you want to be comfortable and look presentable . Walkable shoes, fun attire and cross body purses are 3 of my must haves.
I have to give a shout out to the Denver Art Museum. We’ve visited this museum many times, and have always been impressed. Sure, there were some aspects that could have been better at this Dior exhibition, but overall it was spectacular. Included in your tickets is the audio tour which makes it so nice. You can enjoy the show at your own pace and can learn so many details about the House of Dior.
The first photo at the top is outside the museum. It’s a whimsical statue of a dustpan and broom. And thanks to my wonderful husband, Rob, for joining us on our field trip. Even he enjoyed himself because the exhibit was presented creatively. In his own words “you didn’t have to be a clothes person to like it. Because the designs were like pieces of art.”
There are a couple of dresses and designs, I would happily wear. There’s a dress that looks like it’s made of willow leaves, and an orange jacket that I would love to add to my closet…LOL! That fur trimmed striped suit would be timeless. And then those blue shoes!! Oh yeah, and that black leather jacket. Be still my heart. If you have the time to look through the slideshow, I’d love to hear about your favorites.
Or better yet, come out to Denver and see it all for yourself. Don’t you dare come out and not let me know!! We will get together for coffee! And maybe I need to see it all again.
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