COUTURIER DU RÊVE, in Paris
If you haven’t read the fashion news lately, the House of Christian Dior celebrates its 70th anniversary. The moment is marked down in history with a monumental exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts, in Paris.
“This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.”
More than 300 pieces are shown in the exhibition, starting with Dior’s first collection in 1947 and ending with Chiuri’s latest designs. The path leads you through the creation of iconic pieces, exotic influences of each designer and the way Dior’s predecessors have tried (and succeeded) to honor and continue his inestimable legacy.
The museum’s presentation adds: Alongside the dresses is the most wide-ranging display to date 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, jewelry, bags, shoes and perfume bottles.
The entire exhibition develops on more than 3.000 sqm and also includes some magical moments such as the flower room or the carousel room (you’ll see why I’m calling it that). Also, be sure to NOT miss the Dior seamstress demonstrating live how garments are manually embroidered.
The exhibition is in place until January 2018 and the waiting lines are pretty long, so be sure to book your ticket. Some hours of pure magic await!