Today I taught one of those shows that I would so much like to come to Spain: a fascinating sample of Dior. This summer, the Christian Dior Museum Granville (France) houses Impressions Dior, an exhibition that wants to publicize the Maison close relationship with the Impressionist movement, from the first creations of Monsieur Dior in 1947 up to RAF Simons, Since it focuses on honoring the leading impressionists who have inspired various artistic directors of la Maison.
The privileged few who come to the Museum, will enjoy a selection of pieces from the impressionist painters Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Berthe Morisot and what I like more to me, more than 70 dresses of the French firm. The exhibition focuses on demonstrating the charms of the Villa Les Rhumbs including his garden overlooking the sea, elements that influenced the designer’s children and later captured in his creations, as the New Look, one of the designs that has marked the Maison.
The New Look created by Christian Dior in 1947 it translates the idea of the female flower shaped dress. The famous silhouette profiles curves with skirts, wide and straight, inspired by the stem and Corolla.
Christian Dior and its successors have explored all the possibilities of these new lines, reinterpreting in an original way fashion at times impressionistic like dresses of Déjeuner sur l’herbe by Claude Monet or dresses for the women who walk in Un dimanche Après-midi à l’ île de la Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat.
The exhibition also includes Parfumeur impressions, a route through the olfactory and sensitive interpretation of the leading impressionists, created especially for the garden of the villa.
At the same time, the publishing house Rizzoli published the book Impressions Dior created for the occasion under the direction of Florence Müller, historian of fashion and curator of the exhibition.