WOMEN IN DIOR – SUBLIME ELEGANCE OF A PORTRAIT
Starting May the 5th, the Christian Dior Museum, located in the couturier’s childhood home in Granville, Normandy, will be hosting a new exhibition Women in Dior – Sublime Elegance of a Portrait. The exhibition, which is accompanied by a book, Women in Dior – Portraits of Elegance, published by Rizzoli, pays homage to some of the illustrious women who have worn timeless pieces from the house of Dior.
Since 1947, distinguished women have forged personal relationships with Dior, choosing the elegant creations for some of their most defining moments. The exhibition curated by Florence Müller, takes visitors on a journey through a collection of dresses, photographs, paintings, drawings and letters that conjure up these women’s style and personality.
Throughout the pages of Women in Dior – Portraits of Elegance the reader encounters memorable moments in time and discovers the daywear and evening dresses of exceptionally elegant women, whether they be princesses or first ladies, socialites, movie stars, muses and friends of Christian Dior.
Lady Diana arrives in Buenos Aires, November 23, 1995.
She carries the Dior handbag that she will eventually popularize, which will become the famous Lady Dior. © Tim Graham/ Getty Images.
The French actress Geneviève Page wears a Christian Dior dress during the French Film Festival in London in 1957. © Keystone-France.
Rihanna chose a design from the Autumn-Winter 2015 haute couture collection to attend the Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection’s runway show in Paris, October 2, 2015. © Getty Images for Dior.
Book cover. Angélique dress by Mats Gustafson, 2016. © Mats Gustafson.
Feature image: Princess Margaret accompanied by Sir Oliver Harvey while arriving to the Bal du Cercle Interallié benefitting the British Hertford Hospital in Paris, November 21, 1951. © Rue des Archives/AGIP.