The House of Dior celebrates its 70th anniversary with a lavish exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs from 5 July 2017 to 7 January 2018.
Occupying an extensive space of six galleries (almost 3,000 square metres) including the nave of the museum, curators Florence Müller and Olivier Gabet present their narrative of the House’s universe through a chronological and themed exhibition set-up.
Journey through time and evolution with a comprehensive selection of over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 to present, by Christian Dior, and all the creative directors who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Be mesmerised as each creation lend its unique story and voice to Dior’s legacy, and speak of the inspirations and emotions of each couturier, while holding true to the codes of the House.
The retrospective also features a multitude of atelier toiles and fashion photographs, illustrations, sketches, documentary photographs, letters, advertising references, and fashion accessories.
A selection of paintings, furniture and objets d’art on display aptly references Christian Dior’s love for art. It tells the story of art and couture that defined the House of Dior’s enduring influence.
Christian Dior, couturier du rêve (Christian Dior, Dream Couturier) exhibition runs from July 5, 2017, to January 7, 2018, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France.
15 April 2020: Link update from the Editor to the ‘Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams’ documentary.
Exhibition images courtesy of Dior, by Adrien Dirand