Thirty years after its last retrospective devoted to Christian Dior, the Musée des Arts décoratifs de Paris is offering a new dive into the world of the famous couturier until the 7th of January 2018. Monumental, the exhibition explores 70 years of creation, from Christian Dior to Maria Grazia Chiuri, the current artistic director of the house. An exhibition conceived as a skilful canvas that questions the relationship between fashion and art.
Christian Dior is a man of art. Fashion artist and art lover. A passion that lives in his creations. But also those of his successors, faithful to the legacy left by the founder. With this lighting, the museum invites you to discover a selection of more than 300 haute couture dresses by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri. Most of them are exhibited for the first time in Paris. This deserved a small exception, and nearly 3,000 square metres of space was devoted to the event. Never seen before, according to the site manager.
To better understand the spirit of Dior’s house, it was not enough to simply display dresses and accessories. It was necessary to return to the sources, evoking biographical elements of the great couturier. The exhibition opens on this space. It was then appropriate to show: paintings, sculptures, decorative arts objects, photos… all forms of art that inspired the couturier, then the various artistic directors who succeeded him. As a guiding thread, these works mark the entire exhibition. They maintain an original dialogue with the dresses presented and reveal their intimate connection.
Find all the information on the exhibition “Christian Dior, couturier du rêve” on the website of the Musée des Arts décoratifs de Paris: www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr