These shots are of the Rene Gruau exhibition at Somerset House. Photos were not allowed and as I have a lumbering great SLR I only managed to take two sneaky shots before I was discovered. The red dresses are 1950s haute couture Dior dresses, absolutely stunning. Also on display were the original perfume bottles for Miss Dior and J'adore Dior made from Baccarat crystal as well as the originals of all his Dior illustrations. Personally I prefer Flower Woman to Diorella but perhaps that's because I'm blonde.
"To be inspired by Dior is to be inspired by Rene Gruau. His sketches capture the silhouette and spirit of Dior and a new era of fashion and femininity. His illustrations are timeless, ever youthful, ever faithful to the moment he saw; they capture the energy, the sophistication and daring of Dior, and equally are a token of an enduring friendship." - John Galliano