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Dior, one of the most prestigious couture houses on the planet, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. An exhibition in Melbourne charts its phenomenal history with an exclusive and elegant exhibition. When Christian Dior was asked by wealthy French entrepreneur Marcel Boussac to design for Philippe et Gaston—a renowned and established Paris fashion house—in 1946, he politely refused. His dream was to make a fresh start in the textile industry under his own name,...

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With the exhibition ‘Dior: The Legendary Images—Great Photographers and Dior’, the Christian Dior Museum continued to explore the ties between the world’s most renowned artists and the House of Dior. In the post-war years, Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst and Clifford Coffin established the canons of Christian Dior’s iconographic signature. Then, Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld, Henry Clarke, Peter Knapp, Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton built on Dior’s vision of women to create an...

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