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Couture Magnifique

Monsieur Dior’s dream and the quest for pure beauty is unveiled in the halls of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, in an exhibition that celebrates 70 years of creativity of a Maison that reinvented femininity and fashion concepts.

Sublime art is revealed in Christian Dior’s couture and his universetied to the world of art – Giacometti, Dali, Calder, Max Jacob, Jean Cocteau – as well as his passion for beauty and innate feminine elegance. Seventy years of stylistic magnificence is celebrated in Paris at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in the exhibition entitled “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams”, curated by Florence Müller and Olivier Gabet. It is an exhibition that shows the vision of the Maison founder, as well as the fashion designers who have determined his success: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre’, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and currently Maria Grazia Chiuri.

The stylistic syntax is true to Dior’s identity and his close connection to the era. The journey goes through more than 300 haute couture pieces from
1947 to the present, through emotions and inspiration. For the first time, Monsieur Dior’s art appears together with a complete collection of reportage
photographs, illustrations, letters, manuscripts, fashion shots, and advertising. This is all in addition to objets de mode including hats, bijoux, shoes,
handbags, and fragrances.

In an undeniable bond that links every element and detail in the Maison’s universe, “Designer of Dreams” shows not only his love for femininity but also his eclectic vision tied to various artistic expressions. So in a narrative that comes full circle, the exposition presents couture creations in a dialogue with furniture and art objects that define Dior’s expression, his creative “lens”, exploring the signs and traits that have woven the common thread between fashion and art.

Author: Alice Arvei

Christian Dior, Junon gown, Haute Couture, Fall-Winter 1949, Milieu du siècle line Long crinoline
evening dress embroidered with sequins by rébé, Paris,
Dior Héritage © Photo Les Arts Décoratifs / Nicholas Alan CopeChristian Dior, Couturier du Rêve – Musée des Arts Decoratifs = Parigi – Fino al 7 gennaio 2018 (Until 7 January 2018).
lesartsdecoratifs.fr

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