le grand bal Dior
Barbara Jeauffroy - Mairet, Vincent Leret, Brigitte Richart, Jean-Luc Dufresne, John Galliano
"A ball gown must be the one of your dreams, and must also make you a dream-like creature. In my opinion, a ball gown is just as important a piece in a woman's wardrobe as a suit. And it's such a confidence-booster...", Christian Dior once declared to women.
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For the first time, 50 ball gowns created by Dior were brought together at the Christian Dior museum in Granville from 13 May to 26 September 2010, for a presentation from a cultural and artistic perspective, focusing on the history of balls from the 18th century to the present day.
Bearing the same name as the exhibition, this book, Le Grand Bal Dior, pays homage to the great couturier, for his talent, sophistication and taste for sumptuous costumes. All of these talents were expressed at post-war balls he attended, such as the Kings and Queens ball in 1949, where he appeared disguised as the King of the Animals, the Bal des Artistes (Artists’ Ball) in 1956, for which he dressed as a dandy, or the Masks and Dominos Ball hosted by Charles de Beistegui at the Palazzo Labia in Venice in 1951.