How A Fascinating New Exhibition Is Celebrating Christian Dior’s Love Affair With Roses

The French vogue maison’s storied relationship with the queen of all blooms is being honoured on the Musée Christian Dior in France from now till October 31 – and this is why we’re particularly eager to pay a go to…

It’s no secret that Christian Dior had a permanent relationship with flowers, none extra so than the rose, which impressed most of the couturier’s designs – and continues to take action by the hands of the distinguished alum which have helmed the illustrious vogue home since. Inheriting his ardour for flowers from his mom, Madeleine, who notably nurtured a rose backyard on the household home-turned-museum in Granville, Christian Dior’s first foray into perfume with iconic floral scent, Miss Dior, additionally payed homage to his household’s adoration of blooms. The scent was named as a tribute to Christian’s sister Catherine, an expert gardener.

To rejoice its deep-rooted relationship with the rose, the distinguished vogue home has staged an exhibition, entitled Dior and Roses, on the Musée Christian Dior within the French seaside city of Granville, working till October 31. An accompanying espresso desk e-book of the identical title explores the numerous façades of the rose, detailing the flower’s inspiration and ever-lasting affect throughout the label’s vogue, jewelry and perfume divisions.

“Our unique rose fields within the countryside expanses round Grasse, and the 1000’s of newly planted Granville roses not removed from the Dior household’s historic house, are interlinked, as if forming a sequence that connects our flower-related actions collectively,” Laurent Kleitman, president and chief government officer of Christian Dior Parfums, muses within the e-book’s introduction.

The floral theme continues to flourish below the vigilant guard of Artistic Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri who usually weaves floral embroidered motifs into her creations, whereas artistic director of Dior’s jewelry division, Victoire de Castellane’s newest excessive jewelry assortment, RoseDior, options fifty-four figurative items paying homage to the rose.

Among the items introduced on the exhibition are the Antibes ensemble, signed Christian Dior, from the spring/summer season 1955 Haute Couture assortment, completely lined in roses; the Manuela gown in coral silk faille adorned with a rose on the waist, signed Christian Dior by Yves Saint Laurent, from the spring/summer season 1959 Haute Couture assortment; and from a more moderen assortment, an opulent embroidered tulle gown, signed Christian Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri, from the spring/summer season 2020 ready-to-wear assortment.

Truly giving guests a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to stroll by means of the a long time of Dior, the exhibition can even spotlight choose items from the home’s jewelry, equipment and perfume collections. Artworks and objects, in addition to a collection of portraits will full the exhibition. Undeniably a romantic at coronary heart, Christian Dior’s legacy is a poetic hymn to like. A love that continues to blossom to today, in additional methods than one.
Photography by Laziz Hamani Courtesy of Dior
From Harper’s Bazaar Arabia July-August 2021 Issue.
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