“Women in Dior”, the new exhibition at the Christian Dior Museum in Normandy

Until September 25th, 2016, the Christian Dior Museum, located in the couturier’s childhood home in Granville, Normandy, is hosting the exhibition “Women in Dior – Sublime Elegance of a Portrait”, which pays homage to the women who have worn the House’s creations.Book cover. Angélique dress by Mats Gustafson, 2016. © Mats Gustafson.

Marilyn Monroe photographed in Dior (1947)

Princess Grace of Monaco, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Portman, Marion Cotillard… These illustrious names and more are the “Women in Dior”, icons of elegance who have worn Dior’s creations, embodying them each in their own way through their lives and personalities.

Marion Cotillard photographed with the blue printed Christian Dior handbag

Orchestrated by fashion historian and curator Florence Müller, “Women in Dior” invites visitors to explore the intimate relationship between these figures and their favorite outfits.

Rihanna photographed in the Spring 2016 collection in Dior Magazine

Through its presentation of gowns, photographs, paintings, drawings and letters, the exhibition evokes the style of these women since 1947 and the way in which Dior creations were privileged witnesses to key events in their lives.

The exhibition is accompanied by the book Women in Dior – Portraits of Elegance, published by Rizzoli. Written by Laurence Benaïm, the French fashion journalist and author, it reveals the tastes and memories associated with the designs worn by these princesses, first ladies, movie stars, muses and friends of Christian Dior.

Women in Dior – Portraits of Elegance
Villa les Rhumbs, Rue d’Estouteville, Granville

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Nichelle Cole is the founder & editor-in-chief of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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