Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Dior plaque
I have walked past these plaques on a building in Auckland many times and have always wondered what Dior was doing here in our City, so far away from Paris.
So I did a little research and found that the Kingston building was the heart of ~ El Jay fashion house established by Gus Fisher.
Mr Fisher, who passed away in 2010, would travel to Paris and bring back the latest designs and fabrics creating elegant Pret A Porter garments.
He was proud to hold a license deal with Christian Dior manufacturing and selling Dior originals in New Zealand.
Christian Dior was quoted saying, "We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms of women-soldiers built like boxers.
I drew women - flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla
Happiness is the secret to all beauty.
There is no beauty without happiness
~ Christian Dior
Hope that you are having a lovely week - almost time, to wish you a happy weekend