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09 April
Heritage

47/70 Moments in Cinema  

A special creation designed by Marc Bohan for the actress Sophia Loren.

09 April
Heritage

46/70 Moments in Cinema 

In the film Arabesque by Stanley Donen, Marc Bohan for Christian Dior specially designed the outfits worn by Sophia Loren, with Roger Vivier for Christian Dior designing the shoes. 

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09 April
Heritage

45/70 Moments in Cinema 

In the film A Countess from Hong Kong by Charlie Chaplin, Marc Bohan for Christian Dior designed a number of special creations worn by Sophia Loren.

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Chaplin Films Productions - Universal/DR/T.C.D

09 April
Heritage

44/70 moments de cinéma

In the Charlie Chaplin film A Countess from Hong Kong, Sophia Loren wore a specially-designed creation by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior.

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John Springer Collection/Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

09 April
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43/70 Moments in Cinema 

Sophia Loren and Marc Bohan in a fitting at Dior, on 12 February 1963.

09 April
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Dior and Granville: The Roots of the Legend

Yesterday, Christian Dior’s childhood home, in Normandy, was the setting for the opening of an exhibition titled Dior and Granville: The Roots of the Legend. With this year marking both the museum’s twentieth and the House’s seventieth anniversary, it pays tribute to the couturier’s childhood, a period in his life that would profoundly inform his future work, and influence the creations of his successors.

It was at Granville, at the beginning of the 20th century, that Christian Dior spent the first years of his life, in the turn-of-the-century setting of the villa named Les Rhumbs. Of the building with its soft pink and gray stone roughcast facade, perched on a cliff top and surrounded by an English garden, he kept “the sweetest and most wonderful memories”, he wrote in his memoirs, before exclaiming: “What can I say? My life, my style owe almost everything to its location and its architecture.” Curated by the fashion historian Florence Müller, the exhibition Dior and Granville: The Roots of the Legend opens as a dialogue between Christian Dior’s childhood home and the designs produced in his couture house, over the course of an itinerary equal parts historical and stylistic. Spread across three levels, the exhibition conjures up the atmosphere of the era during which Christian Dior was living at Granville, supported by the use of archival documents. On the ground floor, the various rooms each signify specific aspects that decisively shaped his personality. His artistic flair was fired by the Japanese exoticism of the entrance hall and the rococo decoration of the grand drawing room, while the dining room expresses his Normandy appetite, as much gourmand as gourmet. His entrepreneurial side comes through in his father’s study, while the mixture of scents and colors in the garden brought out the dreamer in him. The first floor is occupied by the bedrooms, each evoking a member of the family in displays that juxtapose photographs, portraits and other personal objects with haute couture dresses. Christian Dior’s creations find an echo in the objects that influenced them, such as the elegant outfits worn by his mother, Madeleine, or carnival costumes. The top floor finishes telling the story of the origins of the Dior legend, showing how the couturier’s extraordinarily imaginative output, revisited by his successors, remains an indelible reference today.

08 April
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The Photos of Nan Goldin

For #TheWomenBehindTheLens, Nan Goldin captured the ready-to-wear spring-summer 2017 collection in a dimly-lit setting. The photographer delivers her vision of Maria Grazia Chiuri's feminine first creations for the house of Dior in a series of intimate shots.

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