Wednesday July 5th, the “Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams” exhibition opens to the public, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. This major event is possibly the biggest and one the first in France that Dior ever staged in 30 years. It is much more than fashion, the exhibition is laid out chronologically, presenting the story of the late designer, the maison and the art and culture that came along with the fashion he created. The story explores the history of the house by featuring over 300 dresses from the designer’s archives, spreading over 30,000 square feet in all.
Curated by fashion historian Florence Müller, the show is divided into 23 themes exploring the work of major designers who looked up to Christian Dior himself, like Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and the current creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. “The goal of the exhibition is to show the source of creation and the breadth of culture that Christian Dior and the designers who succeeded him possessed. They really explored the history of art. It’s important for the public to understand that fashion isn’t ‘easy.’ Dior, and the others, made a point of bathing in culture. He understood the complexity of things, but what he loved was simplicity,” said Müller.
Both Dior and MAD surpassed themselves with this major exhibition, bringing the iconic identities of Christian Dior back to life and celebrating the essence of femininity merged with brilliance and luxury.
Enjoy the video below, to meet the faces of the brand, guests and close friends who joined together on the exhibition premiere to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary House.
“Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams” is on open from July 5, 2017 – January 7, 2018.