May 13, 2021

Dior Sets Record With 70th Anniversary Retrospective

PARIS — Call it The Book of Dior.
Billed as the largest fashion exhibition ever hosted at Les Arts Décoratifs, the Christian Dior retrospective, which opens to the public on Wednesday, provides the most comprehensive overview to date of the designer, his successors and the themes that inspired him.
“Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve” (“Christian Dior, Dream Couturier” in English) marks the house’s 70th anniversary and is spread over 3,000 square meters, or more than 32,000 square feet, with a series of spectacular sets designed by interior architect Nathalie Crinière.
Featuring more than 300 haute couture gowns, alongside hundreds of documents — including photographs, sketches, illustrations, letters and advertising — it comes on the heels of a series of Dior exhibitions in recent years in Beijing, Moscow, Shanghai and Seoul.
“This is the most ambitious to date,” said Sidney Toledano, chairman and chief executive officer of Christian Dior Couture. “For Paris, we had to push it to the limit and it’s beyond what we’ve done elsewhere on every level — in terms of the quantity of dresses and works of art. This is where it resonates the most.”
The French fashion house will inaugurate the exhibit with a party today following creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri’s

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