SPRING-SUMMER 2019 HAUTE COUTURE SHOW
“Is it a man or a woman? It’s neither one nor the other – it’s a clown.” *
The circus is a magical place. The imagination of many artists has been stimulated by the fascination for a world that is both wondrous and raw, poetic and indispensable.
Christian Dior enjoyed going to the Cirque d'Hiver, which is where, in 1955, Richard Avedon, who intuitively captured the essence of Monsieur Dior’s style in an extraordinary way, took his famous photo, Dovima and the Elephants, an image that perfectly evokes the wonder and majesty of haute couture. In 1950, British television also covered the House’s show at The Savoy in London with a report titled Dior 'Circus' Comes To Town.