Christian DiorDesigner of Dreams

A comprehensive exhibition inviting
visitors on a voyage of discovery

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior from 5th July 2017 to 7th January 2018. A comprehensive exhibition curated by Florence Müller and Olivier Gabet, that invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the house’s founder and the talented couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
They have all drawn on their own creative sensibilities to formulate a style and a vocabulary that stay true to the original concept and help define the House of Dior’s identity through the prism of its relationship to its era. Alongside the selection of over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 and the present day, is the most wide-ranging display to date of atelier toiles and fashion photographs, as well as hundreds of documents, including illustrations, sketches, documentary photographs, letters and notes and advertising documents, and fashion accessories, including hats, Jewellery, bags, shoes and perfuMe bottles.
Reflecting the fact that Christian Dior was also a knowledgeable art lover who adored museums, designs from over 70 years interact with a selection of paintings, furniture and obJets d’art. These works highlight and develop Christian Dior’s outlook by exploring the ties he forged between couture and all forms of art, defining the house of Dior’s enduring influence.

“THE EXHIBITION SHOWS US THAT HIS GOWNS WERE FULL OF REFERENCES TO PAINTING
AND SCULPTURE AS WELL AS EVERYTHING THAT MAKES UP THE ART OF LIVING […]”