DIOR FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY: THE WORLD OF “HAUTE COUTURE”
This Dior full-length fashion documentary will leave you speechless, inspired and hungry for the creative process. John Galliano was planning to become a fashion illustrator after graduating Central Saint Martins. Instead, he was destined to become one of the geniuses of fashion.
Spring 2011 couture collection is one of the most iconic and technically challenging works of the designer. Galliano turned René Gruau’s illustration style into a fashion masterpiece. The pencil strokes, graphite smears and scribbles, erasure marks, and gouache washes of Gruau’s illustrations were replicated in fabric and embellishment, used, said the designer, “in an illustrative way.”
Terms used in the documentary:
Basting – tacking with long, loose stitches in preparation for sewing.
French seam – a seam which encloses the seam allowance on the inside of a sewn item, eliminating the need for another form of seam finish.
Facing – a piece of fabric sewn on the inside of a garment, especially at the neck and armholes, to hide the stitchwork and/or strengthen it.
Fasteners – objects used to close securely garments.
Flounce|flaʊns|- a wide ornamental strip of material gathered and sewn to a skirt or dress; a frill.
Interfacing – the additional layer of fabric or an adhesive stiffener that is applied to the facing of a garment to add support.
Organza – a thin, stiff, transparent dress fabric made of silk or a synthetic yarn.
Triple Organza – stronger and thicker organza.
Underskirt – a skirt worn under another; a petticoat.
Dior Bar Jacket – signature jacket designed by Christian Dior as a part of New Look.
Pongee |pɒnˈdʒiː|– a soft, unbleached type of Chinese fabric, originally made from threads of raw wild silk.