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Christian Dior & Granville ‚The Source of The Legend‘ Exhibition

Dior Family at Villa des Rhumbs terrace ,1912 -®Christian Dior Museum

Christian Dior’s Museé is situated in the Normandy. The couturier’s childhood home, marks its twentieth year of existence this year and celebrates the couture house’s 70th anniversary with Christian Dior and Granville – The Source of the Legend. Running from 8th of April until the 24th of September 2017. It’s focussing on the couturier’s childhood, the exhibition pays tribute to a period in his life that would profoundly inform the future work, and influence the creations of his successors.

The beginning of the 20th century at Granville where Christian Dior spent the first years of his life, the turn-of-the century setting of the Villa named Les Rhumbs. The building with its soft pink and gray stone roughcast facade, perched on a cliff top and surrounded by an english garden. The exhibition Christian Dior and Granville, the source of the legend opens as a dialogue between Christian Dior’s childhood home and the designs produced in his Couture House. The exhibition conjures up the atmosphere of the era during which Christian Dior was living at Granville, supported by the use of archival documents. 

Christian Dior Museum & Garden

Villa Les Rhumbs

1 Rue d’Estouteville

50400 Granville

Opening hours: From 10Am to 6:30PM

Fresque inspired by Asian Culture when Dior Family lived at Villa Rdes Rhumbs -®Christian Dior Museum

Le Soleil dress, RTW Spring Summer 2017 -® Dior

Madeleine Dior, around 1900 -®Christian Dior Museum

_1Versailles pumps Christian Dior by Roger Vivier,1960 Collection Quidam de Reve -®Laziz Hamani


_2Topaze Cocktail ensemble Haute Couture AW 1951, Christian Dior Museum collection, Granville -® Laziz Hamani

_4Faveur evening dress, Haute Couture SS 1958, Collection Christian Dior Museum Granville -®Laziz Hamani

_8Afternoon dress Haute Couture PE 1953 , Collection Dior Heritage, Paris-®Laziz Hamani

Dio Family at Villa des Rhumbs gardens, 1912 -®Christian Dior Museum