In the couturier’s childhood home surrounded by a fragrant rose garden, an exhibition evokes the flower that has influenced many stitching and scent creations signed by Christian Dior.
Before cutting dresses, Christian Dior learned, as a young boy, to prune planted roses, facing the coast, from his mother all around the family villa, Les Rhumbs, in Granville. In beds, in borders and on the arches that run along the Customs path, they are everywhere in the large garden on the side of the cliff overlooking the English Channel. And, even today, the scent of generous, full and fragrant flowers tickle the nostrils of visitors to the “Dior en roses” exhibition at the couturier’s childhood home in Normandy, which begins today.
It is necessary to impregnate the lungs with it before entering it and to better understand this major inspiration. Because, at Dior, the queen of flowers is omnipresent. In bouquets printed on a taffeta coat or a floral ensemble from the 1950s; represented by silk knots placed here on a bustier, on a wide belt but also in the fullness of swirling skirts which recall the flaring of the petals from
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