When you think of Paris fashion, Dior is always one of the first houses to come to mind. The artistry and innovative mind of Christian Dior shaped an entire generation of fashion design and style. Over the last 70 years, the house has remained at the top of the fashion consciousness. What better way to honor the platinum anniversary of Dior with the exhibition, “Dior, Couturier du Rêve” at Les Arts Décoratifs in the Louvre Museum.
Now entering its final days, the exhibition is a must-see if you haven’t made it to Rue de Rivoli to experience the creation and growth of the House of Dior. Described as “lavish” and “comprehensive”, this exhibition of Dior, offers the visitors the possibility to witness the depth of the man behind the label, his home, his artistry, as well as an integrated look at the works of all the designers that have succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
When we at IFA Paris made our way to the exhibition, we were taken aback by the utter beauty of the spaces and the extensive collection of archival work by the House of Dior. The collection transcended gowns, but walls of furniture, sketches, magazine covers, and more. There’s even an in-museum designer showing the process of embroidery on a gown.
The final room draws your attention upward to mountains of couture. Frozen in beauty, the view is unreal. You’ll stop of your tracks, unable to move at the sheer beauty of the gowns filling every corner of the room. Parisian artistry at its best.
If you can’t make it to witness the dreams of Dior before 7 January, enjoy our photos to transport you their in perpetuity.