I had an epiphany today. I was just wandering around google, mindlessly listening to stuff on the TV that I've DVR'd over the past couple of weeks, when I ran across this tidbit of information: The dress from the photo Dovima and the Elephants is permanently housed at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art. As in, Indianapolis. As in, MY CITY. Good heavens.
I took myself to this very museum and stood in front of this very dress a year and a half ago on my birthday, as a gift to myself, when the Dior exhibit was there. Did I know then that one of the dresses was from the iconic photo that I now have hanging in my office? Nope. Sure, I knew it was from the same collection. But THE dress? No way.
I hang my head in shame. But I may just drive myself over to the IMA tomorrow, if the snow allows, to gain a whole new appreciation for their choice in fashion.
Meanwhile, I went looking to see if I could find some more photos of dresses from the "H" Collection that Dovima's dress is from, which was Dior's Fall/Winter collection in 1955. Here's some eye candy cousins:
Beautiful, yes? Just let me say, after seeing the Dior exhibit here a couple of summers ago, if you ever get a chance to see original Dior's up close: DO IT. You will marvel at the construction and the beauty of it all. He truly was the master.