Christian Dior: fashion adores Dior

Christian Dior died far too young, in 1957, only ten years after creating his iconic fashion house.

But his mark on the history of fashion is indelible. His great artistry and sense of innovation is apparent everywhere in his designs: the Bar suit and black Diorama dress, his New Look and beloved corolla skirts.

After the war, Dior was the first designer to go beyond the confines of traditional couture to include leather goods, fur and perfume in his line. Les Arts Décoratifs, which traced his meteoric career in a 1987 retrospective, is now hosting a new survey, including more than 300 of the master’s greatest dresses, to illuminate how the Christian Dior spirit has inspired generations of successors, from the young Yves Saint Laurent to Maria Grazia Chiuri, Gianfranco Ferré and John Galliano, all of whom have appropriated elements from the master tailor’s repertoire.

This spectacular exhibition perfectly illustrates the creed of the Granville native: “I have always seen my métier as a struggle against the mediocre and demoralizing aspects of our times”.

Expo Dior

Dior, la mode l'adore
Until 7 janvier 2018
Musée des Arts décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli, Paris 1e (01 44 55 57 50)
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