Dior's Rococo Romance

The Rococo style came out of 18th century Europe. It began as a decorating movement that emphasized curving lines and ornamentation, but it soon crossed over into fashion and became a way of life. Embraced by fashionistas like Madame de Pompadour, Rococo affected architecture, decor, fashion and art.

The look was very feminine with soft lines, pastel colors and high levels of ornamentation. Romance was abundant with Cupid flying about (you'll see him in many paintings in this post). The rich embraced leisure and wore beautiful clothes in their daily masquerade of love and affection.
John Galliano's Fall 2007 Dior Couture collection brings to mind many of the ideals from the Rococo period. Though elements also reference the Victorian era and the 1947 New Look from Dior, the Rococo spirit is very clear.

Feminine. Decorative. Luxurious. Pastel. Romantic. Whimsical.

These interiors are examples of where the rich and beautiful lived their daily lives. I think it's interesting to see how the furniture and decor complement the gowns in the paintings. The elements work so wonderfully together.

I love seeing where history and modernity meet. The 1700s Madame Pompadour gown seems to have influenced John Galliano's design in color, texture and detail. Though not identical, they do share a resemblence. And then you can see the connection to Glenn Closes' gown in the picture below from the film Dangerous Liasons. Similar colors, use of trims and bows. If you want to see beautiful Rococo fashion and decor, definitely watch the movie.

You can see here how the women in their gowns interacted with their grande and beautiful surroundings.

The Queen's bedroom at Versailles.

The love of leisure and flirtations is picture perfect in Francois de Troy's Declaration of Love from 1731.

Romance could just as easily take place outdoors as architectural details entered the garden with staircases and statues (like in the painting above). Flowers and hedge designs provided a beautiful backdrop.

Cupid quietly lifts his finger to his lips because this little rendezvous is surely a secret.

Runway photos: Style.com


  1. This is such an amazing, well-researched post; with loads of fashionable eye candy, of course! I took an art history class a couple of years back and fell in love with Fragonard's work - namely The Swing. There was something so romantic, ethereal, and dreamlike about the strokes found within that piece. :)

  2. Stunning post, darling! I adore the juxtaposition of fabulous runway confections with important art historical images ~ genius!


  3. What an incredibly beautiful post. Well done. Pure eye candy!

  4. Oh my God! I mean, these clothes are amazing! I would like to live in these ages, when women could be so elegant and wear clothes like that!!

  5. I came upon this post after a photo from it came up after typing "dior secret garden versailles" into Bing.com. I love this post and I find that Dior is heavily romantic in the Rococo sense...particularly with its haute couture and then there is the soft, feminine look of its stores. Galliano was a champion of romanticism and I will always consider his firing a great tragedy to the House of Dior. Carrying on, I, too, love Fragonard's 'The Swing'. I came across it for the first time in a book on period music in my orchestra class. I really enjoy exploring the culture of this period. It's just beautiful.

  6. Love to read it,Waiting For More new Update and I Already Read your Recent Post its Great Thanks. novels

  7. For yourself, yet for your accomplice, erotic stories can be incredible. Getting energized is basic to making some extraordinary memories in bed with your accomplice and theories stories can get you genuinely energized Women's erotica

  8. So how do you romance your husband? Simple, first decide that you want to and have the will to romance him. Is he worth it or has the marriage died? 유흥알바

  9. Cuckoldry is a typical sexual interest and we have seen the spread of related dating destinations as of late. best swinger sites

  10. It is vital for you to recognize what is missing when you stop being romantic or when the romance dies. There are many causes and conflict is the leading cause. C-string

  11. Onwards to the middle age city of Kilkenny to see the awesome Kilkenny Castle, when an archaic post worked in the thirteenth century and later changed into a renaissance abiding by Thomas, the Earl of Ormond in the last part of the 1500's, who richly outfitted his palace with invaluable fortunes. escort girls in Barcelona

  12. findathreesome.com is the very featured threesome site for people who are open in sex. threesome finder sites

  13. Romance is the thing that we make it and, when we decide to make it superb, it will be only that. A decent discussion will support you and give you handy ways on the most proficient method to revive the romance that is lost. cleaning sex toys boiling water how to

  14. A romance discussion will educate you that it isn't just about reviving the romance that is lost, however making new romance. wifes who perfer sex toys over sex with husban

  15. The best thing about romance is that it very well may be made to be only the manner in which you need it to turn into. A romance gathering will make you fully aware of alternate points of view on managing main problems that have to do with adoration and romance. Let us center around a portion of the manners in which that you can reproduce romance in your home after a long nonattendance of romance. what to bring for a romantic weekend with wife wine sex toys

  16. You may need an excellent and pretty wand vibrator, you will get the climax to explode like fireworks.
    Large Particles: Soft and large head particles, Boost stimulation.
    81 Ways to play: 9-speed 9-frequency + double shock combination change.
    360°Arbitrary bending: Curved neck design soft fit.
    Safe material: Silicone material soft and odorless.
    Double-headed nine-frequency multi-purpose: strong tremor double-headed stick.
    Easy to clean: just one punch Repeated use.
    USB charging: long battery life without interruption.

    Hurry up, Only 30 left.
    Up To 60%OFF, Discount Code: 20OFF
    Get you’re here: https://rebrand.ly/magic-vibrator-2