Granville, Musée et Jardin Christian Dior


Marc Bohan’s nearly 30-year design reign at the House of Dior was punctuated by the couture house's many illustrious customers of the time: Grace of Monaco, Jackie Kennedy, Sophia Loren, Princess Margaret, Elizabeth Taylor, Empress Farah of Iran, Lauren Hutton and Maria Callas, among others.

More than 60 haute couture creations – including an exceptional loan from the Principality of Monaco of dresses created for Princess Grace –
are presented alongside fashion accessories, perfumes, designer furniture and objects to express both the evolution of style during this period and Bohan’s unique interpretation of Christian Dior’s founding vision. Photographs by Dominique Issermann that document Bohan’s collaborations are on display, while René Gruau's legendary creations for Dior fragrances are displayed in the villa's winter garden.

The museum itself is a hidden treasure and the only French national museum dedicated to a couturier. Located in the childhood home of Monsieur Dior, Villa "Les Rhumbs" is a 19th century Belle Epoque-style residence overlooking the sea and surrounded by an English garden landscaped by Madeleine Dior, the fashion designer's mother.

May 1st through September 20th, 2009
Rue d'Estouteville
50400 Granville, France
T. +33 2 33 61 48 21