Miss Dior dress – Christian Dior, 1949
Fall 2012 Haute Couture dresses – Christian Dior by Raf Simmons
Monte Carlo dress – Christian Dior, 1956
Miss Dior display – Victor Grandpierre for Christian Dior, 1950
Room of one’s own – Nika Zupanc, 2013
View from Niki Zupanc’s Room of One’s own.
Spiral Rose – Tomoko Shioyasu, 2012
Concerto dress – Christian Dior, 1957
The evolution of Miss Dior’s fragrance bottle.
Cella – Lee Bul, 2012-2013
Inside Lee Bul’s Cella
J’Adore Miss Dior – Joanna Vasconselos, 2013
Bar suit – Christian Dior, 1947
Rose de France dress – Christian Dior, 1956
Type Garden #5 – Carla Mattii, 2013
Arborescence – Carole Benzaquen, 2012
Miss Dior dress from the Fall 2013 Haute Couture collection – Christian Dior by Raf Simmons
Miss Dior is a grown up woman now : she has her own exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris until the 25th of November.
Miss Dior was the first fragrance created by Christian Dior in 1947 to accompany his first “New Look” collection. The visionary designer imagined a timeless and elegant couture scent that could put the final touch to his amazing creations.
The house of Dior commissioned artwork, especially for the exhibition, inspired by the fragrance and its history to 15 contemporary female artists such as Lee Bul, Joanna Vasconselos, Shirin Neshat, Karen Kilimnik or Nika Zupang. 15 original and modern pieces revisiting Miss Dior‘s famous codes like its iconic small bottle, the rose, the bow or the hound’s-tooth cloth pattern.
As well as these impressive art pieces, the exhibition features Dior dresses, both vintage and Raf Simmons-era, original sketches, photographs and documents, portraits of Christian Dior by his famous artist friends like Bernard Buffet and artworks that inspired him throughout his career.
A beautiful show placing once again Art in the middle of Dior‘s universe, just like the Master himself loved to do…
“Miss Dior” Exhibition at the Grand Palais (Galerie Courbe) until November 25th. Entrée Rotonde Alexandre III. Angle avenue WInston Churchill, Cours La Reine – 75008 Paris. Free entrance.