The Christian Dior Museum Launches Exhibit of Legendary Haute Couture Imagery

07 April 2014 by

Paolo Roversi Autumn '13 Haute Couture show - WWD

In the mood for a romantic jaunt? The Christian Dior Museum is holding an exhibit that showcases the house’s most iconic photographs and dresses. From May 3rd to 21st September ‘The Legendary Images: Great Photographers and Dior’ will run at the designer’s eponymous museum, nestled in his childhood home and its exquisite gardens in Granville, France.

Featuring over 80 of the world’s most famous fashion photographers from Richard Avedon to Cecil Beaton, the exhibit will be a temporary home for over 200 images and 60 costume pieces, all displaying the fashion house’s finest Haute Couture.

From ad campaigns (think Daria Strokous in the palace of Versailles, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin) to incredible editorial and lesser known portraits of the master himself. It’s not just the antique imagery though - a thoroughly modern Dior is captured too. There's Paolo Reversi’s abstract images of Raf Simons’ first couture designs in Autumn Winter ‘13 and Patrick Demarchelier’s quintessentially millennial imagery from Spring ’07 full of white eyeshadow and cartoony kimonos.

If you can’t manage a hop, skip and a Eurostar over to the couturier’s elegant little gardens and tearooms, a full and beautiful hardback catalogue of the collection published by Rizzoli (and going by the same name) will be available from the end of April. But any excuse for a fashion vacation, non?  

Check out the Musee Dior Granville for more info and click through a taster of the imagery below...


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