The Childhood Home That Fashioned Christian Dior’s Notable Designs

Fashion

April 17, 2017 | BY Jessica Liew

From April 8 to September 24, Dior takes you to the couturier’s childhood home for its 70th anniversary special.

Untitled design (17).png (original size)Much is know about the charming and utterly form flattering Dior trademark designs. But what of Christian Dior, the man behind the brand?

 From April 8 to September 24, 2017, in celebration of the couture house’s 70th anniversary , an exhibition entitled 'Christian Dior and Granville: The Source of the Legend' will be held for fashion enthusiasts to glimpse the formative years in his childhood home.

 Christian Dior spent his early years in Villa Les Rhumbs, Granville, a clifftop, soft pink and grey stone façade building surrounded by an English Garden that he owes much of his inspiration to: “My style owes almost everything to its location and its architecture.”

 The exhibition weaves through three levels of the villa and illuminate the atmosphere of that crucial era. Rooms showcase aspects of his personality; from his artistic fascination with Japanese exoticism, a love for Rococo decoration, a gourmand appetite for Normandy flavours, and the elegant outfits of his mother. Click through to see the exhibition's key highlights:  


edit AMBER VALLETA INSPIRED BY RENOIR ENSEMBLE HAUTE COUTURE AH 2007 COLLECTION DIOR HERITAGE, PARIS ©LAZIZ HAMANI.jpg (original size)Amber Valleta inspired by Renoir Ensemble Haute Couture AH 2007 Collection Dior Heritage, Paris ©Laziz Hamani


edit Afternoon dress Haute Couture PE 1953 , Collection Dior Heritage, Paris©Laziz Hamani.jpg (original size)Afternoon dress Haute Couture PE 1953 , Collection Dior Heritage, Paris©Laziz Hamani


edit Perle noire Evening dress Haute Couture AW 1958,Collection Christian Dior Museum Granville ©Laziz Hamani copy.jpg (original size)Perle noire Evening dress Haute Couture AW 1958,Collection Christian Dior Museum Granville ©Laziz Hamani 


edit Anna Mikhaylik inspired by Seurat dress - Haute Couture AW 2007 , Collection Dior Heritage, Paris ©Laziz Hamani .jpg (original size)Rado dress, RTW 1962, Christian Dior Museum collection, Granville


 

edit Madeleine Dior, around 1900 ©Christian Dior Museum.jpg (original size)Madeleine Dior, around 1900 ©Christian Dior Museum


edit Versailles pumps Christian Dior by Roger Vivier,1960 Collection Quidam de Reve ©Laziz Hamani .jpg (original size)Versailles pumps Christian Dior by Roger Vivier,1960 Collection Quidam de Reve ©Laziz Hamani


edti Le Soleil dress, RTW Spring Summer 2017 © Dior.jpgLe Soleil dress, RTW Spring Summer 2017 © Dior


 Discover the cradle of Christian Dior’s creative personality at the exhibition from now till September 24, 2017 at Villa Les Rhumbs, Granville. For more information, visit www.musee-dior-granville.com.