Dior Marks Its 70th Anniversary with a Massive Retrospective in Paris

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Big updates in the fashion world: Only a few months after the reveal that LVMH is buying the Christian Dior Couture brand, Dior has opened a major 70th-anniversary celebration in Paris.

The fashion house has taken over Les Arts Décoratifs for a retrospective said to be the museum's largest ever fashion exhibition.

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"Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve" features more than 300 haute couture dresses designed from 1947 to the present day.

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It opened this week during Paris Couture Week and will run until Jan. 7, 2018, which means you still have time to book that flight to France.

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Earlier this year, Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, announced that his conglomerate would be taking control of Dior in a $13.1 billion deal. According to the New York Times, the move consolidates control of the prestigious fashion house.

Under the move, LVMH, which already owns Parfums Christian Dior, would also own Christian Dior and its haute couture, leather, men's and women's ready-to-wear, and shoe businesses.

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The move is the latest in a series of big ones taken by Dior. Last July, Maria Grazia Chiuri was appointed the seventh and first-ever female artistic director of the fashion house.

"It is a great honor to be joining the house of Dior; I measure the tremendous responsibility of being the first woman in charge of the creation in a house so deeply rooted in the pure expression of femininity," Chiuri said in a statement at the time. "The endless wealth of its heritage continues to be a constant source of inspiration for fashion, and I cannot wait to express my own vision."

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

Hi it's Eric Wilson from In Style Magazine. We're in the back of the cab after the Christian Dior collection. Where guests entered an amazing space set up in a courtyard at the Louvre Museum where a giant tent was enclosed entirely in mirrors. So it reflected the side of the museum back at them [INAUDIBLE] [MUSIC] So Raf Simons' combined modern shapes with fashion history in this collection. What do you think? Yes. I, Monsieur Dior was obsessed with Marie Antoinette and, and that was a way. For Russ Simmons to celebrate the heritage of the brand and bring the historic moment. Although the collection looks very modern and fresh it didn't have any weight of history in it. [MUSIC]
 
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