The 70th Anniversary of Dior at the museum of Arts Decoratifs in Paris

19 July 2017

The 70th Anniversary of Dior at the museum of Arts Decoratifs in Paris 

I wanted to talk to you this week about an exhibition which I loved from the moment I stepped in to the museum ! It only started recently and is already a hit. Everybody is talking about it … All the celebrities were invited to the opening night, from Rihanna to Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne and Louise Bourgoin. I’m sure you have heard of it : Christian Dior, couturier de rêve.

Retrospective exhibition

The retrospective exhibition of this iconic couture house based on Avenue Montaigne highlights the artistic directors who have worked at Christian Dior since 1947. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs celebrates the work of its founder, Dior, but also of all those that succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri, the current artistic director of Christian Dior.

70 years of creations

The 3,000 m2 of the Arts Décoratifs highlights 70 years of creations, with 300 haute couture dresses. There are also muslins and fashion photographs, as well as several hundred of documents (illustrations, sketches, reportage photographs, letters and manuscripts, advertisings …), and fashion accessories (hats, jewelery, bags, Shoes, perfume bottles …). Real treasures! Besides, are displayed paintings, furniture and other works of art. These works remind us of the links that Christian Dior has forged between sewing and all forms of art, defining the imprint of the house.

Christian Dior, the icon

“At the bottom of every heart is a dream, and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess,” said Christian Dior, with an unusual ambition at the time to dress the women of his time. We discover through the creations of the house how, thanks to the work of Christian Dior, a very austere post-war fashion, was transformed into exceptional dresses, with refined details that have enhanced feminine elegance . A beautiful retrospective, inspiring and poetic. A garden of delights of creations where I really recommend you to stroll.

Christian Dior, couturier du rêve, from the 5th fo july 2017 to the 7th of january 2018, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris.

Have a great week,



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