To mark the publication of the book Dior Glamour , which brings together photographs taken by the reporter Mark Shaw from 1952 to 1962, we invite you to watch an exclusive DiorMag interview with Victoire and Kouka, two Dior star models at that time, as they remember the unique atmosphere that reigned at 30 Avenue Montaigne.
A cloud of red tulle announces the arrival of Victoire, the house's star model. With infinitely gracious little mincing steps she enters the salon, grazing the spectators' feet with her skirt, arching her back to better reveal the line of her bustier. She pauses for a moment in front of Monsieur Dior who inspects the dress, using his wooden pointer to comment on the movement of a pleat or the hang of a fabric. The dresses follow in succession as the models parade through the pages of Dior Glamour : after Victoire, it's France who shows off an evening outfit, sweeping the room with her gigantic pearl gray taffeta shawl. Turn the page and Renée appears, in a long black dress with a peplum, a cigarette holder held nonchalantly in her hand, then Alla in a evening ensemble of yellow silk edged in mink, removing her pelisse to reveal the movement of her dress.