Saturday, 15 June 2013


American publishing house Rizzoli NY is releasing a book alongside an exhibition 'Dior and Impressionism at Granville' detailing the connections between Christian Dior's designs and Impressionist paintings, which will be displayed at the Musée de Granville from 4th of May until 22nd of September 2013. Opening hours are from 10am until 6:30pm.

What better location to host new exhibition 'Impressions: Dior' than Granville, the childhood home of Christian Dior himself. The retrospective aims to show the connections between the various designers of the couture house from its founder in 1946 to current creative director Raf Simons, and French Impressionist artists including Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne and Claude Monet. Rizzoli NY publications have produced a literary accompaniment to the exhibit, written by its curators Florence Müller and Barbara Jeauffroy-Mairet, fashion historian Farid Chenoune, Brigitte Richard from the Musée de Granville, Phillipe Thiébaut from the Musée d'Orsay, and Dior's perfumer François Demachy. Full of illustrations, the book compares 70 dresses from the couture house with canvases by the Impressionist movement's most renowned artist taken from the Musée Marmottant and Musée d'Orsay's private collections. 

Claude Monet, The Artist's Garden at Giverny, oil on Canvas, 1900.
Paris, Musée d'Orsay

'IMPRESSIONS DIOR' by Florence Müller, published by Rizzoli NY
available from September 22sd, €35

Dior and Impressionism at Granville

Found on a sloping hill overlooking the sea is the Les Rhumbs villa, better known as the childhood residence of French designer Christian Dior. Transformed into an eponymous museum back in the 1990s, the villa, dating back to the belle époque, will play host to the Impressions Dior exhibition from May 4 until September 22 which retraces the relationship between numerous Dior pieces and the Impressionist art movement that began in the late half of the 19th century. From 1950s creations inspired by the designer's own English garden to the more recent works of Raf Simons.

White Organza evening dress embroidered with pale pink chiffon, 

Musée de Granville from 4th of May until 22nd of September 2013. 
Opening hours are from 10am until 6:30pm

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Photo credit/Source: 
The House of Dior / Hervé Lewandowski/RMN-Grand Palais

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