Dress, John Galliano for House of Dior, autumn/winter 1998–1999
Dress, House of Dior (possibly John Galliano)
All from the “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dior has always been one of my favorite design houses, and these three were among my very favorite pieces from the whole exhibit. There is not much of an Eastern influence in the cut of each dress; in fact there is something of a Medieval European influence in the bottom two dresses (I wish I could find a better photo of the red one - this one is off of my phone). The Chinese influence is clear in the choice of color and the method and motif of the embellishment.