Nestled in the rather lovely Platt Fields Park, and very agreeably a five minute walk from my house, is The Gallery of Costume. Entirely funded by the City Council it has, in recent years, been refurbished and updated to include a changing exhibitions gallery, all housed in the magnificent Georgian Grade II listed building. It’s free entry and open daily. The current exhibition is “Christian Dior: Designer in Focus” There are a range of dresses on display from day wear, evening to cocktail wear and a bevy of information accompanying each piece. It is one thing to read about Dior’s new Look and to peruse photos of these beautiful garments, but it is quite another to see them in front of you. Below I…