Dalida summer at the Palais Galleria

For the thirtieth anniversary of the death of the singer of Laissez-moi danser The Palais Galliera pays homage to Dalida with an exhibition of her wardrobe, which was recently donated to the museum by her brother Orlando. It’s a celebration of magnificent and glittery dresses from Jacques Esterel’s 1950s New Look to Balmain’s 70s style, of Yves Saint Laurent’s chic and timeless rive gauche, and of Michel Fresnay’s sequined disco outfits from the 80s. As Jean-Claude Jitrois used to say, “Dalida was like dressing the stars for the Cannes Film Festival.” The visitors, upon entering the gallery, will quickly realize that the singer was born to perform. In a minute, the visitors will be immersed in the memory of a glamorous icon of French music through the materials and fabrics that Dalida wore during her career, coats and capes, black, gold, leather, feathers…

“It’s a tribute to a singer who was a fantastic artist and remained a sensitive woman.”

Why should you go? Having performed over 2000 songs, Dalida is  part of the world’s heritage. She made people scream, cry, laugh, triggering deep emotions around the world. Her songs are timeless and are dedicated to humanity’s strong values. She could speak over ten languages and had a real sense of fashion. When she took her own life, she touched millions of fans’ hearts. Listen to her songs and hear her stories, you will surely connect to one of them.

When: Until August 13th . See website for details.

Where: Palais Galliera, Paris

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