You know that feeling when something takes your breath away and fills you with a renewed fervor for something you hold very dear? That is exactly how I felt as I watched Dior and I, in complete awe of the genius of Raf Simmons, the women behind the scenes and the magical yet frantic world of Haute Couture.
Every year between May and August, the fashion savvy of the world make their annual pilgrimage to what we call “The Costume Exhibit at the MET”. The exhibit since its inception has provided visitors with a retrospective on designers and themes in fashion. This year the exhibit focuses on the work of Charles James, an American couturier who believed in the art of form. Having seen some of his work in the past, I expected to walk in and see his signature statement gowns. What I didn’t expect was the technology associated with this exhibit.