Starting on 5 May 2016, the Christian Dior Museum, located in the couturier’s childhood home in Granville, Normandy, is hosting a new exhibition Women in Dior – Sublime Elegance of a Portrait. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book, Women in Dior – Portraits of Elegance, published by Rizzoli. Both the exhibition and book pay homage to some of the illustrious women who have worn the house of Dior’s fabulous creations.
The clothes a woman wears communicate a lot about her personality, unspoken clues to who she is for the world to decipher. The array of designs created by Christian Dior, and then by his successors, has consistently enchanted a vast number of women who find what they need to express their individuality in the beautifully crafted lines. Ever since 1947, this synergy has produced a long line of elegantly-clad women who have a close relationship with their Dior outfits, unfailing witnesses to every highlight of their lives.
The Women in Dior – Sublime Elegance of a Portrait exhibition, orchestrated by fashion historian and curator Florence Müller, takes visitors on a journey through a collection of dresses, photographs, paintings, drawings and letters that conjure up these women’s style and personality. Müller’s choice and presentation of designs illustrate the key events of lives lived in Dior.
The Women in Dior are HRH Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor, Diana, Princess of Wales, Countess de Ribes, Leonor Fini, Olivia de Havilland, Jackie Kennedy, Patricia López-Willshaw, Francine Weisweiller, Marilyn Monroe, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmonde Charles-Roux, Zizi Jeanmaire, Mitzah Bricard, Suzanne Luling, Carmen Colle, Marlene Dietrich, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Marion Cotillard, Emilia Clarke and Rihanna.
Photo: The Courtesy of Christian Dior