Scrapbook – Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve

Scrapbook – Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve

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photo by Michelle Lin Greenip

Touted as the largest ever exhibition put on by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, celebrates  the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior. The exhibit opened on the 5th of July 2017 and closed yesterday, January 7th. It showcases over 300 haute couture gowns designed from 1947 to today, alongside accessories, fashion photographs, illustrations and sketches as well as furniture and objets d’art, among other things. The exhibition showcased the founder himself as well as the six designers who succeeded him – Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and currently Maria Grazia Chiuri. If you missed the chance to visit, take a look at some of my highlights during my visit in September.

Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs photo by Michelle Lin Greenip
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs photo by Michelle Lin Greenip
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs photo by Michelle Lin Greenip
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs photo by Michelle Lin Greenip
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs photo by Michelle Lin Greenip
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs

“After women, flowers are the most divine of creations.” – Christian Dior

Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs

“Dear Christian, your dresses have such a New Look” – Carmel Snow, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar

Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs photo by Michelle Lin Greenip
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs photo by Michelle Lin Greenip
Toiles for dresses, suits, coats and jackets 2006 to 2016, Dior Heritage collection
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
And finally, the grand ballgown room

“My dresses make a princess of every woman” – Christian Dior 

Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs
Dior Exhibit Musee des arts décoratifs