'CHRISTIAN DIOR, COUTURIER DU RÊVE' - A STRIKING EXHIBITION
DIOR IN DETAIL
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior, the Christian Dior retrospective is the most high-resonating, comprehensive and lavish to date. Housed at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs until January 2018, the exhibition offers an insightful and emotional voyage through the universe of the Maison’s founder and his high-profile successors - Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Fanning out over 3,000 square meters, complete with striking sets designed by interior architect Nathalie Crinière, the display counts over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 and today. Dresses that share a common thread of emotions, life stories, affinities, inspirations, creations and legacies. Peppered alongside are hundreds of documents spanning from fashion photographs to sketches, from letters to notes, plus hats, jewelry, bags, shoes and perfume bottles.
Among the highlights is a ballroom inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at the Château de Versailles that displays the pink dress in which Jennifer Lawrence famously tripped at the Oscars in 2014, and the navy silk number that Princess Diana wore to the 1996 Met Gala. Similarly, a showcase wall dedicated to Dior’s famous Bar jacket reveals the influence this signature piece exerted on contemporary brands such as Thom Browne, Comme des Garçons, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy, among others.
Overall, this high-impact event further underscores how Christian Dior seamlessly combined couture, culture and art with a unique and sensational hand.