The French luxury goods label has stunned its market for years, releasing a plethora of products, ranging from decadent perfumes to stunning bags à la Française. The brand is in fact celebrating its 70th anniversary this year with an exhibition that lives up to the glory of what Dior is all about.

Held in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from July 5th 2017 to January 7th 2018, the lavish exhibition is an homage to the founder of the House of Dior, as well as to its artistic successors, namely Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. The exhibit invites lovers of art and fashion to revisit Dior’s greatest moments as an artist and a designer, with over 300 haute couture gowns and an array of illustrations, sketches, photographs, accessories, and even more, on display. As an avid lover of museums and fine arts himself, Dior’s understanding of art is highlighted in this exhibit.

 

 

Dior’s S/S 1947 collection changed the world of womenswear, completely dismissing the shapeless and masculine silhouette that had dominated female fashion following the war. Instead, he focused on form and femininity in his designs, by emphasizing on busts, hips, softer shoulders and cinched-in waists. The exhibition showcases not only the designer’s work, but also invites its visitors to lose themselves in the universe of Dior’s personal life. From his childhood in Granville, the Roaring Twenties, his beginnings as a fashion illustrator, to his days running an art gallery.

 

 

The exhibition, the biggest fashion exhibition to be held in Paris, features 23 themes and covers almost 3000 square metres. Lovers of fashion will be delighted to learn more about the luxury powerhouse’s history, from the story of its early days to the inspiration behind the dresses Dior’s muses have worn throughout the years.

 

 

The Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams exhibition will be held from the 5th of July 2017 to the 7th of January 2018 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

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