Impressions that last a lifetime: Dior

Impressions Dior

It’s never too late to talk about an exhibition worth visiting, one that attempts to display Impressionism alongside impressions. In 1953, Christian Dior showed his Ligne Tulipe Spring Summer collection which was inspired by flowers and nature and subsequently in his autobiography in 1957, the designer referred explained, “The colors were inspired by Impressionist paintings and evoked the flower-filled fields dear to Renoir and Van Gogh.” Dior was avid art lover and was inspired by the works of the Impressionist masters such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet.

Impressions Dior

Impressions Dior

Impressions Dior

Impressions Dior

The current exhibition held at Musée Christian Dior, Granville, the family home where Dior was born, celebrates the continued relationship between the house of Dior and the Impressionist aesthetic. The exhibition juxtaposes artworks by Degas, Monet and Renoir alongside 74 dresses and the influence Impressionism had on the designs is remarkable.

Catch Impressions Dior at the Musée Christian Dior before it ends on 22 September 2013.

1 Rue d’Estouteville, 50400 Granville, France
Open daily from 10am to 6.30pm daily

x Sybil

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