Christian Dior Exhibition at the ROM
I’m really excited to be sharing this with you. I attended the Dior Exhibition at the ROM (The Royal Ontario Museum) in Toronto and it was a great experience. Although it has already passed, I still want to share it with you because it was something that I quite enjoyed. As soon as I heard about it, I knew I wanted to go. I remember watching the documentary ‘Dior and I’ on Netflix and being so fascinated with the brand. I always read about and watch the fashion shows online once they’re available (us mere mortals don’t have the luxury of actually attending the shows 😋). One day!
I love Dior and I consistently buy Dior products such as the DiorSkin Forever Undercover Foundation (my gosh it’s the best foundation I’ve ever used!), the DiorShow Pump’N’Volume mascara and the Rouge Dior lipstick in the shade 999. These are my staples. I also LOVE the Miss Dior Eau de Parfum. The first perfume I ever received as a young teenager was the Miss Dior Eau de Parfum. I still have the Dior bag it came in from the purchase in Paris. I’m sentimental like that. The news that the ROM was to have a Dior exhibition right here in Toronto, was so to me the greatest gift I could receive during a very cold and never-ending Canadian winter.
Due to a very busy and stressful school workload, I wasn’t able to attend for the longest time. The next time I checked, tickets had sold out. I was so disappointed and kicked myself but then it was announced that the exhibition would be extended due to popular demand! This time, I bought my ticket right away. I ended up going on the very last day. It was packed but that was to be expected. I had a marvellous time. There were several pieces on display, including, shoes, jewellery, fabrics, gloves, old Time and Paris Match magazines with articles about Dior and Monsieur Dior, vintage perfume bottles and lipstick. It was wonderful to see how they have preserved all of these pieces.
It was also great to see how technology was incorporated into the exhibition. There were little iPads that you could use to read information about the pieces on display or about the fabrics and the making of the specific piece in front of you. Other devices were playing old footage of the Dior shows in Black and White. There was also a section of the exhibition where you could sit down on couches and watch what appeared to be a documentary. I did not participate in that because I wanted enough time to really look at all the pieces and then go around again and take some photos.
Enjoy the photos.
Dior Jewelry Pieces
Dior Shoes, Bags, Gloves and Magazines
Vintage Dior Perfume Bottles
Fabric and Details
Dior Womenswear Pieces
Technology Incorporated into Dior Exhibit