Christian Dior is the pinnacle of elegance, there is no doubt about that, it’s a fact. I knew Dior as a teenager with a keen interest in fashion, but I really discovered Maison Christian Dior during the internship I had at Dior as a part of my studies. Even though my internship was focused on marketing and management, I had access to a gold mine, well-hidden and beautifully preserved archives from Christian Dior: drawings of dresses, samples, photographs… I was impressed by his work and savoir-faire, and how he envisioned a world of sophistication.
The iconic French fashion house is marking the milestone with a retrospective of more than 300 Dior gowns as well as accessories, illustrations, notes and sketches from across the decades, featured in the large-scale exhibition at The Musée des Arts Décoratifs:
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
The exhibition will run until January 7, 2018. A show I definitely have to see!
Christian Dior, Palmyre gown, Fall-Winter 1952 Haute Couture collection, Profilée line Evening gown in satin by Robert Perrier, embroidered with Swarovski crystals, metallic thread, gemstones, pearls and sequins by Ginesty, Paris, Dior Héritage
© Photo Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris / Nicholas Alan Cope