Christian Dior Museum to host the “Dior, The New Look Revolution” exhibit

Musée Christian Dior in Granville (Lower Normandy) will host the “Dior, The New Look Revolution” exhibition from June 6 to November 1, 2015.

A perfect time to take a look back at Christian Dior’s 1947 collection, which not only propelled the designer to the summit of couture, but also revolutionized fashion for decades to come.

The exhibit will allow visitors to discover or reacquaint themselves with the French brand’s creations from 1947, the year when the designer presented his first haute couture collection, to 2015.

On February 12 of that year Christian Dior surprised the audience with his first haute couture collection, breaking all the rules of fashion. The female silhouette, which during the war tended to be rather masculine and straight-lined, became seductive, elegant and ultra-feminine in the French designer’s hands, with an accent on curves. The waist became very defined, the chest rounded and the shoulders narrowed. A revolution in the world of fashion. The New Look was born, and the “Bar suit” was its emblem.