Monday, June 6, 2016


Its Singing in the rain...
Just singin' in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again.
I'm laughing at clouds.
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And i'm ready for DIOR!!
Its not because its Purple Rain in Paris that I can't think Pink. Take a ticket to ride, follow the yellow brick road and holla at the heavenly home & gardens of Christian Dior.



The exhibition Women in Dior 
1947 - 2016 
is a Tribute to celebrated women or unknown customers without whom fashion houses wouldn't run so smoothly. 
The exhibition curated in a toasty surrounding; the doll like home of the genius shaper; presse's on the inevitable power of dressing and its psychological and social dimension. Treasured archives will narrate you through the fantastical and whimsical portrayal of women from H.R.H Princess Diana to Rihanna and singular "red carpet" moments.

  Granville was built in the XIXth century, and bought by Maurice Dior in 1905; his wife Madeleine Dior designed the gardens.

Tragically, the couple were ruined in 1929 due to the economic crisis, and were forced to sell it. But Christian Dior grew up to be an adolescent in Les Rhumbs (name given to the house). His neighbor and soon his muse and best friend Suzanne Luling lived to see Christian become a visionary. Suzanne would be appointed to the house of Chistian Dior for as long as she lived.

The city of Granville bought Les Rhumbs in 1938, with the intentions of demolishing it to build an artificial lake. However, under the initiative of Jean-Luc Dufresne, Christian Dior's cusin, the home was preserved. It house's treasured donations sourced across the continents from private collectors. Nowadays, it is the museum and the memorial site we have the privilege to appreciate.

The estate of Andy Warhol collaboration on the Dior Diana bag.


The mesmerising mink Eiffel Tower coat...

The shoes designed by Roger Vivier

 Femmes en Dior 
presents strong, artistic and political women who have influenced and inspired Christian Dior. Women who wore Dior morning, day and night - quite literally -
adding a sense of showmanship to their lives when and if needed.
C.Dior created a classification of afternoon dresses, sports outfits, cocktail dresses, informal dinner dresses, evening dresses and formal evening wear for them. First ladies and the wife's of diplomats were the most demanding due to their highbrow functions.

  In 1967 the Miss Dior line was created in order for The Ladies Who Lunch to have their young ones mirror their impeccable style.  Miss Dior line intended to be"practical, modern and affordable."

Thus Christian Dior participated in building the social identity of dazzling ambassadresses of Dior such as Lady Diana, Princess Grace of Monaco, Elizabeth Taylor, The Duchess of Windsor, Marylin Monroe, Rihanna... rendering them even more beautiful.
Marlène Dietrich attending a Dior show 
(And a blasé journalist behind smoking away...;).

Princesse Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari in her C. Dior wedding dress, nicknamed The princess with sad eyes.  Second wife and queen consort of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran.

La Maison de Christian Dior, neighbors the cliffs and sits in the middle of the garden. The air diffuses a poetic and romantic fragrance from the rows of roses. I kept inhaling the incense of the air, wondering if I wasn't the one transporting le bouquet de Milly La Forêt... 
The views from "Le Rhumbs"

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