Nancy's Paris Blog
Hi, I'm Nancy Burke and welcome to my blog. I've lived in France on the outskirts of Paris for over 20 years with my husband, Rob, and a little more recently, our black cat Cassie. My friends tell me that I know more about Paris than most Parisians. I don't know about that but I do try to make the most of living in one of the world's greatest centers of culture, art and architecture. Most weekdays I'm out and about visiting museums, taking tours, or just experiencing French life. I was a long time director of the Friday Tour Group and I'm still an active member.
05 November 2017
“Christian Dior – Couturier de Rêve”
WOW! This is the best way to describe the luxurious and extensive exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Christian Dior, that celebrates the 70th anniversary of the creation of his fashion house. It is a journey starting with the decades long reign of Christian Dior until 1957 when he passed away, followed by a succession of other designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and currently, Maria Grazia Chiuri. A selection of 300 couture dresses designed from 1947 to the present day are on display along with muslin models, fashion photographs, hundreds of documents and fashion accessories such as hats, jewelry, bags, shoes and perfume bottles. Dior’s visionary genius links haute couture with all forms of art leaving a timeless imprint in the fashion industry. We have Christian Dior to thank for not only revolutionizing fashion but also the image of women. I was overwhelmed by the comprehensive and almost exhaustive presentation as well as the variety of fashions beautifully displayed in magical lighting and mirror settings.
1. This exhibition runs through 7 January 2018. The museum is open daily except Monday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM and Thursdays until 9:00PM.
2.Information is provided in French and English in each of the many sections.
3.Be aware the exhibition is VERY popular and the waiting lines are VERY long, even with reserved tickets. If at all possible, take advantage of attending a reserved guided tour. Then you do not need to wait in line! However, be prepared for the crowds inside.
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