Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dior Exhibit in Paris: Le Bon Marché

















I just realized that I have many pictures of my recent trip to Paris that were never posted on this blog! Going back, I found these photos taken at a sublime exhibit about la Maison Dior at the gorgeous Le Bon Marché in the 6ième arrondissement. The exhibit was a successful mix of old & new, past collections created by Mr. Dior himself with more modern ones with an interesting mix of technology and film.

One interesting fact: Dior admits, in a short film, that he would have enjoyed being an architect. As a result, he "constructs" dresses with extreme precision. "The dress", said Dior, "is an ephemeral piece of architecture designed to enhance the proportions of the female body."

My visit was very timely since I refer to Dior in my second novel. (It was so inspiring, that I went back three times!) This exhibit also prompted a short scene in my book. Hope you will enjoy!




10 comments:

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I can see why you went back three times! I would have too! So gorgeous and inventive, as always! I've always loved that J'adore commercial ... Charlene was the PERFECT girl for Dior in this commercial ... so very sensual!

Plami said...

AMAZING!!!! I'd love to go if I could...

XoXo
Plami

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

Meisha.Style said...

adore these! beautiful!!

Arianna Alexis said...

WOW! Your book sounds amazing! I'm sure I would love reading it!!

Alexandra Rae said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. I love Dior and Oscar. Both created perfectly feminine beauty. I'm also inspired by the Dior grey.

DeniseAngela said...

I will be jetting there in a few months...adore your photos....I am looking forward to reading your novel!
from your newest follower:
DeniseAngela
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Christel @ Captivated by image said...

This looks incredible! I wish I could see it for myself!! Thank you for sharing. I see why you'd write about it:)

The Buzz said...

So beautiful and chic and so glad you decided to post more about your trip! Can't wait to read the new book...
xxoo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How lovely! I would love to see this exhibit. Thanks so much for sharing, Isabelle :)

See you next week!

Isabelle Lafleche said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments about this post! I wish I could go back one last time!