12.08 디올의 모든 것

A PASSION FOR GARDENS AND FLOWERS – 1

갤러리

Bucolic Charm

It is in Granville, in the gardens of the seafront villa belonging to his parents, that Christian Dior's love of horticulture was forged, and his sensibility revealed. Not content with knowledge that came from books alone, from early on he got his hands dirty in the earth and thought up some adjustments that could be integrated into his mother's seemingly Pharaonic botanical worksite, in particular overseeing the construction of a pergola and of a rose garden on the cliff's brim. In the Norman Garden of Eden, fragrances, pigments, the delicate and precise arrangement of petals, and the wind in the tall pines served to sharpen his senses. It was there that he gathered up the aesthetic and olfactory accords that would later appear in the composition of his creations, writing a melody for the senses. Surrounded by protective walls, the garden of his childhood triumphed over weather conditions.

It obeyed none but  the desires of Madeleine Dior, capably assisted by her budding gardener Christian. The lush vegetation of the Les Rhumbs villa, the hawthorn, heliotrope, wisteria, mignonette and of course the roses would prove an inexhaustible source of inspiration, comforting and cheerful, bright and colorful, refreshing and fragrant. All of Dior was finally placed inside this fantasy walled garden: the idea of a "flower-woman", the Corolle and Tulipe lines, lily-of-the-valley sewn inside linings or hems, put in his buttonhole or enclosed in a bottle of Diorissimo, the bouquet of rose, gardenia, sage and oak moss escaping from the Miss Dior crystal amphora, the palette of poppy red, daffodil yellow, nasturtium orange, soft grass green, azalea purple, peony pink, forget-me-not blue ...

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