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11.14
events

2018 GUGGENHEIM INTERNATIONAL GALA 

This evening, in New York, as part of the pre-party for the sixth Guggenheim International Gala made possible by Dior, the singer Jorja Smith will take to the stage for an exclusive concert. Stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes discovery of the event.

11.14
Heritage

DIOR AND ART  

For the sixth consecutive year, faithful to its founder’s passion for the artistic world, Dior is making possible the Guggenheim International Gala in New York, and, in doing so, reinforcing the bonds that connect the House with art in all its forms.

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Salvador et Gala Dali, Christian Dior, Victor Grandpierre et Jacques Benita à Barcelone, 1956. © Droits réservés

“Officially I was supposed to be preparing my bachot for the Tannenberg course, but already, with my friends, I was falling under the influence of music, literature, painting, and all the manifestations of the new trend in the arts,” Christian Dior wrote in his memoirs. While the future Avenue Montaigne couturier envisaged himself attending the Ecole des Beaux-Arts to become an architect, his parents’ refusal pushed him to study political sciences instead. Fascinated by the young artists of his time whom he met “in the four corners of an inventive, cosmopolitan, intelligent Paris, erupting with genuine newness, he developed his tastes and formed close friendships with the musician Henri Sauguet, the painter Christian Bérard and the poet Max Jacob. Close to the Groupe des Six, Dior dreamed of being a composer. However, in 1928, he decided to open an art gallery, with Jacques Bonjean, and then Pierre Colle. Together they would show work by Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder and Georges Braque, alongside that of Leonor Fini, Juan Miró and Pablo Picasso. If only I could have been able to keep that stock of paintings which would now be of incalculable value, and which my family thought were worthless!” the gallerist-turned-couturier later regretted.

At the showing of the autumn-winter 1949 haute couture collection, which took place in the salons of Avenue Montaigne, some dresses designed by Christian Dior featured the names of his artist friends, such as Matisse and Braque. For ten years, his creativity was nourished by the work of his contemporaries who, from Marc Chagall to Bernard Buffet, would paint his portrait in turn. This permanent dialogue between art and fashion has continued long after the founding couturier’s death through the talents of his successors.

To wit, for the Madeleine dress from his autumn-winter 2005-2006 haute couture collection, John Galliano was inspired by the painting Madame Charles Max, by the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini. In July 2007, he celebrated the 60th anniversary of the House with a spectacular show on the theme of the Bal des Artistes, in the Orangerie at Versailles. The outfits seemed to have stepped out of paintings by the Impressionists, the Dutch and Spanish masters, as well as the painters of the Renaissance. This passion for art was shared by his successor, Raf Simons, who from his first haute couture show, for autumn-winter 2012-2013, referenced the abstract paintings of the artist Sterling Ruby and, the following season, looked to drawings made by Andy Warhol in the 1950s. More recently, for her spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear collection, the Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, was inspired by the artist Niki de Saint Phalle and her friendship with Marc Bohan, himself Creative Director from 1961 to 1989. Today, the House remains closely linked to the world of art, as evidenced each year since 2013 by the Guggenheim International Gala in New York, made possible thanks to the involvement of Dior.

11.13
VIP

STARS IN DIOR

On November 9th, for the screening of the film Vox Lux, at the AFI FEST in Los Angeles, actress and Dior muse Natalie Portman wore a creation designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Lady Gaga was also dressed in Dior at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Patron of the Artists Awards, which took place on November 8 in Los Angeles.

11.12
latest news

La Micro-Huile de Rose

From the Granville rose, a true micro-nutritive concentrate is born: La Micro-Huile de Rose de Dior Prestige. Delivering all the micro-nutrients contained in this queen of flowers, this skincare product addresses the deficiencies of tired skin to bring out its natural radiance.

Drawing on the extraordinary life power possessed by the Granville rose, La Micro-Huile de Rose restores the skin's vitality. Thanks to double-extraction technology, this treatment boasts twenty micronutrients, essential to the skin’s strength and beauty. Its new-generation formula with ten thousand rose micro-pearls offers the benefits of a shot of balanced nutrition and boosts the skin to leave it visibly refreshed and full of life. And following the lead of the Micro-Huile, the new Micro-Sérum de Rose Yeux re-energizes the eye area.

11.11
latest news

Micro-Sérum de Rose Yeux

The combination of Dior scientific expertise with the power of the Granville rose gave rise to Micro-Sérum de Rose Yeux. Thanks to its micro-nutritional strength, this innovative skincare product brings shine and vitality to the eye area.

On the cliffs at Granville, where Christian Dior grew up, flourishes a wild rose capable of withstanding the harsh marine climate. Its exceptional life force is delivered in the heart of Dior Prestige Micro-Sérum de Rose Yeux. The latest innovation resulting from extensive Dior scientific research and development, this treatment helps reload the skin with rose-originating micro-nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids essential to the eye’s energy. Devised with a patented* applicator, boasting ten ceramic micro-beads with a 360-degree swivel, it facilitates the massaging of the eye area. This fresh gel-serum immediately alleviates signs of fatigue, such as puffiness and dark circles, and brightens the eyes.

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