Exhibition&Book ‘Dior: The Legendary Images: Great Photographers and Dior’

Christian Dior Museum will host the ‘Dior, images de légende’ (Dior,the legendary images) exhibition that exploits the connections maintained over time by the iconic French fashion house with the world of photography.

Villa “Les Rhumbs”, Christian Dior’s childhood home in Granville, which now is the Christian Dior Museum will show more than 200 pictures of some of the greatest fashion photographers , who for more than 60 years presented the history of the house in their own vision.

Since the submission of the first Haute Couture collection in 1947, the Dior House expands its visual effect with the help of the biggest photographers, themselves inspired by the style of the great couturier and his successors.
A selection of two hundred photographs, accompanied by sixty Haute Couture gowns and a set of historical documents illustrate the fundamental links between Dior and photography, writing a formidable history of fashion.

The exhibition will be followed with the launch of a new book published by Rizzoli New York entitled ‘Dior: The Legendary Images: Great Photographers and Dior’ edited by Florence Muller.

This lavish volume presents a wealth of gorgeous photographs that bring the character of the couturier’s dresses to life, with each photographer interpreting them in his or her unique style. Legendary contributors include Horst P. Horst, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, Henry Clarke, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi, Nick Knight, Ines Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Tim Walker, Willy Vanderperre, Patrick Demarchelier, and many more.

Norman Parkinson’s “Mozart dress, Spring–Summer 1950 Haute Couture collection, Verticale line”

Norman Parkinson’s “Mozart dress, Spring–Summer 1950 Haute Couture collection, Verticale line”

Turquie dress, Autumn–Winter 1951 Haute Couture collection, Longue line

Turquie dress, Autumn–Winter 1951 Haute Couture collection, Longue line

Jacket from the Ko-Ko-San silhouette, Spring–Summer 2007 Haute Couture collection

Jacket from the Ko-Ko-San silhouette, Spring–Summer 2007 Haute Couture collection

Hat from the Raout silhouette, Spring–Summer 1956 Haute Couture collection, Flèche line

Hat from the Raout silhouette, Spring–Summer 1956 Haute Couture collection, Flèche line

Silhouettes from the Autumn–Winter 2013 Haute Couture collection

Silhouettes from the Autumn–Winter 2013 Haute Couture collection

The volume that accompanies the exhibition will be available from 10 June, 2014. It is available to pre-order on rizzoliusa.com and Amazon.com
The Dior, images de légende will be open for the public from the 3rd of May to the 21th of september 2014.

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