Dior and I and My Friends

Sharing the exquisite beauty of Dior -70 years of Haute Couture exhibition with my friends Elizabeth and Silvana in Melbourne recently. This is at the entrance to the exhibition and showcases the Bar, afternoon ensemble from 1947.

The stunning floor in the foyer of the National Gallery of Victoria was painted by Michael Lin in collaboration with several local artists.
My outfit for the day included the Sarah Paccini skirt , a seqinned black cami and a vintage silk oriental embroidered jacket. I added black patent leather wedges , a vintage bag, black beads and a little hat from local milliner Susan Macarthur.
We also caught up with Elma, in purple ,who is a Melbourne based instagrammar , and these three gorgeous young ladies who graciously joined us for a photo.

The first Christian Dior haute couture collection was shown in Paris in 1947.The exhibition consists of more than 140 garments ranging from 1947 New Look to examples from the latest collection by Maria Grazia Churi.The House of Dior brings to life the rich history of the fashion house and its designers , Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano , Raf Simmons and Maria Graza Chiuri.  Below in no particular order is just a few of these truly magnificent garments and some exquisite millinery.


Linking with Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday , Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb and Nancy for Friday Link Up.



  1. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    October 22, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Dear Jill, thank you for these wonderful Dior pictures! Great!But you and your friends look stunning! Every style is so unique, absolutely fabulous :)Tina

    • Jill James
      October 23, 2017 / 9:59 am

      I am so glad you enjoyed my Dior pictures Tina , I had so many to choose from it was quite a challenge limiting them. We all enjoyed choosing our outfits for the day and everyone's style and personality shines through.

  2. Penny Kocher
    October 22, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    Gosh Jill, you look stunning (your skirt as ever is ace) and together with your friends you're all rather wonderfully dramatically steampunk. And as for the Dior each pic shows something exquisitely wonderful – can't say which I like best but that red coat…… It could be worn out and about,no problem. Want one!!

    • Jill James
      October 23, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Thank you Penny , the wedding skirt is definately earning its keep and was perfect with the jacket. The Dior was wonderful and each designer so totally different. I totally agree the red coat was a winner.

  3. Patti
    October 22, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    OMG, the gowns, the hats, what beauty! I love your sumptuous jacket just as much. Thanks for linking up, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      October 23, 2017 / 10:09 am

      Thank you Patti , every single garment was just exquisite , I feel so lucky to have enjoyed them.I was so excited to have found this vintage jacket, you will see it again.

  4. Nancy Baten
    October 23, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Fabulous! You and your friends look fantastic. And what a beautiful creations from Dior. To die for!

    • Jill James
      October 23, 2017 / 10:13 am

      Thank you so much Nancy , the Dior was all so wonderful , and sharing the day with friends from all over Australia made it so much more special.

  5. Anna Parkes
    October 23, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    What a great post Jill, and didn't you look fabulous too! I think my favourite of the lot has to be the wonderful dress in orange, yellow and turquoise. I hope to visit the current couture show at the V&A museum while I'm in London.Have a fab week,Anna x

  6. Jill James
    October 24, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Thank you Anna , so pleased you enjoyed my post on the Dior exhibition. There were so many I couldnt pick my favourite but the one you mentioned was on the list. Enjoy London, hope you get to the show.

  7. Jessica Jannenga
    October 27, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Wow, what an amazing exhibition. I love it all, especially the pearl off white jacket at the beginning. You and i love detailed jackets and your jacket is fantastic, love the pattern. thanks for linking!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      October 28, 2017 / 10:59 pm

      Always my pleasure to join your link up Jess. The exhibition was truly amazing , so many outstanding jackets that you would have loved each one a nod to the Dior original.

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