The big event of the summer has arrived… “Christian Dior, Dream Couturier” is the largest exhibition of its kind ever to take place at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Following 70 years of the fashion house’s achievements, honoring Monsieur Dior as well as six designers who succeeded him, we are happy to end the show with Maria Grazia Chiuri, the company’s current artistic director who is also its first female artistic director.
In a space that is over 3000m², we explore the many forms of art that have contributed to Dior’s magic. After a period of austerity, we can rediscover Dior’s “New Look” which gave the ability to inspire back to the fashion world and launched 30 more years of glorious creativity. The exhibit also traces the designer’s life from his childhood in Normandy to his wild years in Paris and beyond – including his discovery of the avant-garde work of the young artists at the time; Giacometti, Dali, Cocteau, Max Jacob, and his love for 18th century neo-classicism and exoticism. The visitors can also see paintings, sculptures, and objets d’art that illustrate Dior’s favorite creative themes and influenced his artistic style such as art and photography, a profusion of colors and textures, and austere Parisian elegance and floral motifs.
“By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them.” – Christian Dior
Why should you go? Because of the 300 dresses from 1947 to today displayed showcasing the talents of designers Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferré, and even the controversial John Galliano. Because of the personal photographs, sketches, illustrations, letters, accessories, and furniture, many of which have never before been seen in Paris. Because of the sumptuous ballroom décor modeled after the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles which features stunning evening gowns worn by Dior’s famous clients such as Princess Grace of Monaco and Lady Diana.
When? July 5th 2017 – January 7th 2018
Where? Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris.
All of the photos are courtesy of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs