'Designer Of Dreams' Launches This Month

2019 Trending Fashion Exhibition 'Christian Dior - Designer Of Dreams' Launches This Month

A brief introduction to one of the greatest retrospectives of this year


Following the dazzling success of the exhibition previously displayed in Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the recently opened "Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams" exhibition in Britain. It reimagines the concepts of its predecessor in order to further document the everlasting influence of the fashion brand. The exhibition brings out more than 200 haute couture pieces that were never showcased before in public. As the biggest and most expensive Dior exhibition yet to land in Britain, it explores the brand's intimate relationship with the British culture, manufacturers, and notable clients, such as Princess Margaret and Margot Fonteyn.

Oriole Cullen, the contemporary fashion curator for this exhibition, explains to sources that Dior developed a romantic notion of Britain and admired the idea of aristocracy and royalty when he visited London for the first time. Thus, the location was of great significance to the origins of the fashion house. In addition, Cullen herself is a pioneer in her field, making the exhibition even more exciting. Prior to this, she has had plenty of experiences curating textile related exhibitions, including Vivienne Westwood: the Collection of Romilly McAlpine.

Going through the 11 sections of the exhibition, viewers can walk through the history and growth of the trendsetting fashion house, highlighting the craftsmanship of world-famous couturiers Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. Thus, it is a spectacle to see the differing perspectives on the designs for a single fashion brand.

The exhibition will be open to visitor from February 2, 2019 to July 14, 2019. As a matter of fact, the popularity of this exhibition has been shown through the selling out of tickets for the first month within the first few days of opening.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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