Triumph of femininity: Dior launches a new exhibition and book

Triumph of femininity: Dior launches a new exhibition and book

A sartorial lesson in history

Text: Varsha Sivaram

Image: Dior

‘Dior, the New Look Revolution’ will be hosted by the Musée Christian Dior this June, along with the release of a book by the same name

Christian Dior's first haute couture collection back in 1947 was a game-changer which gave us the iconic Bar suit. Embodying femininity with its signature black skirt and ecru jacket, Dior's new exhibition celebrates the ensemble by charting its history.

Curated by renowned fashion historian Florence Müller, the exhibition showcases various photographs and archives detailing the structure of the suit in question, as well as its many modern reinventions. The book, penned by writer and journalist Laurence Benaïm, revisits the Bar suit's introduction, construction, and its continuity. 

Marion Cotillard

With its elegant silhouette and curves, the Bar suit marked the beginnings of the signature Dior style we see today, and 'Dior, the New Look Revolution' is a fitting tribute.

'Dior, the New Look Revolution' will be held from 6 June to 1 November. It will be located at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, 1 Rue d'Estouteville, 50400 Granville, France