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Dior’s 70th Anniversary Exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs

An exhibition that celebrates 70 years of Christian Dior held in the French capital

Dior’s 70th Anniversary Exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs

An exhibition that celebrates 70 years of Christian Dior held in the French capital

Paris museum Les Arts Décoratifs will be holding its most expansive exhibition to date, dedicated to Christian Dior. Held in celebration of Dior’s 70th anniversary, the exhibition will cover 3,000 square meters and feature over 300 haute couture gowns designed by Dior and the six designers that followed him. The exhibition is set to open during Paris Couture Week on July 5 and remain open until January 7, 2018.

Dior’s 70th Anniversary Exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs

Image: Les Arts Décoratifs

The exhibition set will be designed by interior architect Nathalie Crinière and will include a ballroom showcasing gowns worn by individuals ranging from Princess Diana to brand ambassador Jennifer Lawrence. The ballroom, inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at the Chateau de Versailles, will be at the centre of the exhibition and include a ceiling over 15 meters high.

The exhibition set will be designed by interior architect Nathalie Crinière and will include a ballroom showcasing gowns worn by individuals ranging from Princess Diana to brand ambassador Jennifer Lawrence. The ballroom, inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at the Chateau de Versailles, will be at the centre of the exhibition and include a ceiling over 15 meters high.

Image: Les Arts Décoratifs

Many of the garments, designed between 1947 and the present day, are from the Dior Heritage archives, and have never been seen in Paris. Other items in the exhibition are on loan from the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and the Accueil Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent.

Many of the garments, designed between 1947 and the present day, are from the Dior Heritage archives, and have never been seen in Paris. Other items in the exhibition are on loan from the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and the Accueil Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent.

Image: Les Arts Décoratifs

Alongside the haute couture gowns accessories such as bags, shoes, jewellery, hats and perfume bottles will be featured. Photographs, sketches, illustrations, letters, and advertisements will also be showcased with the gowns. Creative themes reflected in paintings on loan from the Louvre museum, furniture, photography, and objets d’art will also be included in the exhibition to illustrate the various forms of inspiration behind Dior’s work.

Alongside the haute couture gowns accessories such as bags, shoes, jewellery, hats and perfume bottles will be featured. Photographs, sketches, illustrations, letters, and advertisements will also be showcased with the gowns. Creative themes reflected in paintings on loan from the Louvre museum, furniture, photography, and objets d’art will also be included in the exhibition to illustrate the various forms of inspiration behind Dior’s work.

Image: Les Arts Décoratifs

Recently Christian Dior has also announced that it will be acquired by the LVMH luxury group. The acquisition of Christian Dior Couture will strengthen LVMH’s fashion and leather goods division while simplifying the group’s overall structure. Christian Dior SE remains the main holding company of LVMH while the acquisition of Christian Dior Couture will allow for Dior make-up, perfume, haute couture, leather, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and shoes to function under a single platform.

Dior’s 70th Anniversary Exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs

Image: Christian Dior Fall Winter 2017-18

The exhibition is scheduled to open on July 5th which will fall during Paris Couture Week and will close January 7th 2018.

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