Among prestigious addresses, 30, Avenue Montaigne holds a special place. That’s because this is where the Dior magic was born, a revolution in clothing, the story of an era. Since March 2022, this famous address has been open to the public, inviting everyone to discover the epic of Christian Dior and go behind the scenes to better understand the master couturier’s creativity. And it’s just twenty minutes by Metro from your Paris France Hotel...
The place where it all happened
Number 30, Avenue Montaigne was where Christian Dior opened his boutique in 1955. The designer of the New Look reinvented 20th century fashion there. Later, the rooms welcomed stars and friends. The Galerie Dior now invites you to rediscover the exciting story of Dior’s beginnings as well as the prestige of decades of success by way of displays that draw on the company’s extensive archives.
An amazing exhibition
The Galerie Dior exhibits unique pieces that have rarely been shown to the public. Archival documents, original sketches, photographs and drawings, examples of original couture items, accessories and intriguing objects such as the great fashion designer’s lucky charm are presented in an elegant and refined scenography that highlights and contextualises each piece. Beautifully presented are iconic designs such as the Dior suit that revolutionised post-war fashion, handbags and shoes as well as perfume bottles that have become style benchmarks. You will also discover the life and personality of Christian Dior who, before becoming a fashion designer, was a gallery owner and illustrator who had forged close ties with many of the artists and intellectuals of his time.
The Galerie Dior opens a magnificent window on creativity and fashion through the decades, offering both a behind-the-scenes view of the couturier's personality and an overview of his work. Schedule a visit to this fascinating museum during your stay at the Paris France Hotel!
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