On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Dior house, the exhibition “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” presents a selection of over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 and the present day. Alongside the dresses is a wide-ranging display of atelier toiles and fashion photographs, as well as hundreds of documents, including illustrations, sketches, documentary photographs, letters and notes and advertising documents, and fashion accessories, including hats, jewellery, bags, shoes and perfume bottles.
The exhibition opens with the story of Christian Dior’s life. Then it examines the inspiration he drew from all forms of art by intermingling his creations with classical busts, Renaissance paintings and surrealist sculptures. It also features models designed by the creative directors who followed after his death in 1957: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and the current holder of the post, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
The visit ends with a large gallery housing a selection of some of the most beautiful and shimmering gowns created by Dior that were worn by actresses and princesses such as Elizabeth Taylor, Grace de Monaco and Charlize Theron.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm, till 8.30pm on Thursday. Admission : €11 / €8.50
Information : 0144555750
July 05, 2017 - January 07, 2018