Dior by numbers: The Spring 2016 venue

Dior by numbers: The Spring 2016 venue

Stop and smell the flowers

Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

Image: Christian Dior

What does it take to create a botanical show set for Christian Dior SS16? We give you the numbers

43,000 square feet of space was required for the bespoke show set within the Cour Carrée of the Musée du Louvre.

15 semi-trucks worth of scaffolding was used to create the dome structure. 

160 tons (145,000kg) was the total weight of the flower dome. 

400,000 stalks of blue Delphiniums were used to cover the whole structure. 

4 kilometres worth of sawed lawn were carefully placed onto the dome before the flowers were planted. 

100 people including riggers, carpenters and florists worked day and night to get the Dior venue up and ready for the SS16 show. 

3 weeks was the time required to construct the venue. 

10 days is needed to take down the structure. 

To see the set in the making, watch the time lapse video below. 

For more images of the Dior SS16 show set, click on the slideshow below.

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