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Dying for Dior

Words: GLAMOUR

An aesthete and a rebel, Christian Dior grew up in Granville, on the cliffs of Normandy, in a house buffeted by strong winds, and seemingly unsuited to the creation of a garden. However, the young man’s creative strength and relentless hard work defied nature, and today one can still admire the garden in bloom and in particular, the fantastic rose garden planted with his own hands. This flower garden expresses the desire for transformation, for high standards, imagination and fantasy. In short, it is the exact definition of the origins of “Dior – style” creation.

 

But gardens were equally synonymous with conviviality and festivities! Christian Dior loved the excitement of parties, and gave the aptly named “Grand Balls of the Century”, the magnificent, utterly fantastic receptions which enchanted beauties from the Normandy coast and gay Paris alike.

 

The festive garden, a ‘House’ theme, is still alive today throughout Dior creations, and the time has now come to celebrate these swirling gardens in full bloom.

 

This spring, Dior breathes the scent of liberty and youth over bucolic spirits. A creation in pastel shades, invented by Tyen, is incarnated as a fantastic garden, where flashes of festive violet and floral green exhilarate romantic hearts. This extremely light version of pure sophistication is presented in delicate, hand-finished pieces. Whether it be couture, jewellery or makeup, “luxury accepts all the vagaries of the imagination,” said Christian Dior. You are hereby invited to the Dior Garden Party.

 

“After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.” – Christian Dior

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