High fashion and celebrity culture combine in a new Dior exhibition in France.
“Stars in Dior” links the iconic brand from its 1946 roots to its modern red carpet presence through the display of gowns and accessories worn by famous actresses past and present. The exhibition is set to take place in the Christian Dior Museum, the designer’s childhood home in France, and provides three floors of pure Dior bliss.
On the first floor, guests will find gowns worn by actresses in their daily life as well as an exhibit dedicated specifically to Marlene Dietrich, a lifelong friend of the designer who famously announced, “No Dior, no Dietrich”.
The second floor highlights Dior’s role as costume designer, incorporating early designs for the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe and sketches for famous films such as “The Four Poster.”
The exhibition draws to a close with modern Dior designs and the third floor encapsulating the brand’s more recent red carpet appearances and commercial collaborations. Fragrance advertising and gowns worn by Charlize Theron, Kirsten Dunst, Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz will be displayed, among others.
“Stars in Dior” runs from 12 May to 23 September. The exhibition also coincides with the launch of the book of same name, priced at £45 and available in September.