As one of the world’s oldest and most desired fashion brands in the world, it comes as no surprise to learn that Dior has its very own museum. The French museum based in Christian Dior’s childhood home in Normandy will host the Stars in Dior exhibition to accompany their new book of the same name, from May 12th.
The exhibition will gather Dior gowns, sketches, photographs and other Dior memorabilia worn by film stars on both the red carpet as well as on the big screen from the 1940’s to present day.
Marion Cottilard at the 2009 Oscars (left) and her Haute Couture gown on show at the Dior museum (right)
There is an entire section of the exhibition dedicated to Marlene Dietrich, who was both a friend of the designer and a huge fan of the label. Such was her love of the label that while filming “Stage Fright” she managed to convince director Alfred Hitchcock - who was notoriously controlling of his costume department - that in her contract it would state that must wear Dior! That’s where her rather fantastic line “No Dior, no Dietrich” came from. For the Dietrich part of the exhibition, a mock-up of the actresses own apartment will be built, and will include her beauty products, accessories and ten of her Dior gowns.
Other highlights include Marion Cottilard’s 2009 midnight blue and black Oscars dress designed by John Galliano, as well as costumes Christian Dior designed for films back when he was a costume designer, predating the establishment the Dior fashion house. Now this is most definitely worth the airfare come PayDay!