American publishing house Rizzoli NY is releasing a book alongside an exhibition detailing the connections between Christian Dior's designs and Impressionist paintings, which will be displayed at the Musée de Granville from September 22.
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.
Impressions Dior by Florence Müller, published by Rizzoli NY, €35.
Also on Vogue.fr in English:
Dior and Impressionism in Granville
Robert Pattinson is the new face of Dior