Seventy years on, French fashion house, Christian Dior has undergone a dramatic and glamorous journey that was elegantly showcased in an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris on Monday night.
The exhibition, which is titled “Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve” (meaning “Christian Dior, Dream Couturier”) opened just hours after the Dior Haute Couture Fashion Show in Paris. The exhibition holds 300 of its most glamorous and exceptional gowns from the past seven decades and also includes seven coffee table books, one for each creative director that has led the house since its establishment in 1947.
The exhibition covers 32,000 sq ft of museum space and as a result, is the biggest Dior retrospective ever staged. It showcases the houses historic, fashion journey with each creative director beginning with its founder, Christian Dior in 1947 and ending with the present director, Maria Grazia Chiuri who brought together the designs and cultural inspiration behind the brand’s history.
The who’s who of the fashion and modelling world, as well as celeb Dior enthusiasts, also turned out for the 70th Anniversary Exhibition event including Cara Delevigne, Bella Hadid, Natalie Portman and Felicity Jones.
The showcase is open to the public as of Wednesday the 5th of July.
For more information on Christian Dior and the history of the house check out FIB’s Masters of Fashion vol 37 “Paris” available now on Amazon and at all good bookstores!