#gifitup2018 challenge – an attempt

#gifitup2018 challenge – an attempt

@Dior X @Europeanaeu :
Christian Dior
‘Batignolles’ from ‘La Ligne Sinueuse’
Paris, 1952.



“GIFs by remixing copyright-free and openly licensed material from Europeana, Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital NZ and Trove.”

So I decided to put together two of my favorite subjects the moment:

and .

Though I haven’t updated my “Current reads” for this month, I’ve checked out a lot of fashion books on Dior, Manolo, Gucci, Chanel, Sneakers… and some fashion history titles as well.

I was excited when I found this three-piece day dress –
Created with Microsoft Fresh Paintfrom Dior’s 1952 Spring/Summer line
donated to the V&A in London given by Mrs D.M. Haynes and Mrs M. Clark
on display at the (to see more digital items from the Victoria & Albert Museum: click here.)

[Captioned:  ‘Batignolles’ from ‘La Ligne Sinueuse’ made up of a jacket, skirt and belt in worsted, designed by Christian Dior, Paris, 1952.    | Christian Dior ]

I Gif’d It Up.

I also learned some Photoshop CC & Microsoft Fresh Paint in the process Whole thing took about 1.5 hours.

Final Product: 


Christian Dior ‘Batignolles’ from ‘La Ligne Sinueuse’ |

Paris, 1952. [Source]


I’m pretty excited! I learned so much just by participating and I was very excited to play with the digital collections.


++ already a comment from the Europena Digital Library’s Twitter handle!

Very exciting, y’all.

If I get a chance to make another one, I will certainly remember to post it here.

Click here for more info on the #giftober challenge.


Stay giffy,