Calling all Dior devotees, particularly those planning a trip to France or South Korea in the next few months.
The Musee Christian Dior housed in the couturier’s childhood home in Granville, Normandy, is now playing host to exhibition Dior, the New Look Revolution. The exhibition opened on June 6 and runs until November 1.
A book, with the same title, has been published by Rizzoli especially for the exhibition featuring a stunning drawing by Mats Gustafson of the Bar suit. The book, written by Laurence Benaim, is dedicated to this now legendary silhouette.
On the other side of the world in the city of Seoul, another special exhibition, Esprit Dior, opened its doors this week on June 20 at Dongdaemum Design Plaza.
The exhibition runs until August 25 and is a journey into the extraordinary universe of Christian Dior: his imagination, art, friendships, sublime silhouettes as well as his love of 18th century splendour.
And in other Dior news, Christian Dior will open a new boutique in Seoul, South Korea on June 20.
Nestled in the heart of Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu district, the unique sculptural and fluid building was designed by French architect Christian de Portzamparc, winner of architecture’s prestigious Pritzker Prize. The voluminous folds of the boutique’s bright white facade were inspired by the fabrics, shapes and movement of the toiles created in Dior’s haute couture atelier. They take form in 12 soaring resin and fibreglass sails.
The six-storey boutique will house Dior accessories, fine jewellery, watches, womenswear, footwear and menswear as well as a VIP lounge.
To celebrate the opening of this groundbreaking boutique in Asia, Dior has launched a Limited Edition collection to be sold exclusively in Korea. Featuring handbags and accessories including special versions of iconic Dior items, all of the pieces will be numbered and engraved with the words “Limited Edition”.