Friday, 24 August 2012

j'adore Dior.




A few days ago we took a trip down the coast to the pretty seaside town of Granville to visit the childhood home of Christian Dior, Les Rhumbs, which is now a museum dedicated to him and his life's work.



This summer they are holding a special exhibition entitled "Stars en Dior" and many wonderful dresses and costumes, created by the House of Dior, are on display.




There are also film clips to enjoy of old black and white films from the forties, blockbuster movies from Hollywood and France and even tv commercials promoting Dior fragrances.




Sadly we were not able to photograph the frocks (!) but we took many photo's of the outside of the house and surrounding gardens.


 
the great man himself
 


 
 
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22 comments:

  1. How elegant! You have the most interesting outings!

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  2. Hi Maggie, I would suppose the gowns were gorgeous. Beautiful photos of the landscape

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  3. We were there last year and know how beautiful it all is. We were a bit earlier in the season and the tea garden wasn't open, did you get to sit and enjoy it?

    Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  4. What a fun way to spend the day. Although you didn't get pictures of the dresses, the photos of the grounds certainly make up for it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. Maggie, this sounds like a fun adventure. Dior is so classic. I'm sure the fashions were fabulous. Did you have a favorite movie or film clip? Thanks for sharing the beautiful grounds.

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  6. Oh so do I what an interesting exhibition that must have been, the gardens look lovely as well.

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  7. I love love Dior. When I was a young girl there was a magazine here in holland who had a series of interviews and lesson from the master himself. I kept it for ages and I still know all that was in it. I also did learn a lot from him.. It must have been great to be there and his beautiful clothes. Have a nice weekend

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  8. Oh Maggie that looks like a fascinating place to visit. I would have loved to have seen those 'frocks'

    Garden looks wonderful too.

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  9. Maggie-- this looks like it was a beautiful place to visit. I'm sure that it was fascinating to see the beautiful gowns that were created. The grounds and gardens look so lovely-- I think you are very lucky to have this opportunity so close by for visits//

    Xo
    Vicki

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  10. His success is definitely reflected in these grounds and shot. Truly a breathtaking place to visit.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Sure wish I lived in such a beautiful place.
    Hope you have a great Pink Saturday.

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  12. Oh yes indeed, we all adore Dior! Thanks so much for a wonderful visit.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  13. So very elegant. Thank you for taking us on a little look see at Dior!

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  14. Maggie, I just love your posts because you always take me somewhere fabulous, and the Dior museum certainly is superb! Your photos are lovely. The trip sounds like so much fun. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

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  15. What fun you must have had there, Maggie! It looks fabulous! Wonderful photos. Happy Pink Satuday and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. This sounds and looks like an amazing place to visit - I'd love to go!! Hope you have a fun Pink Saturday!

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  17. Happy PINK Saturday! That looks like a beautiful Villa and grounds. Thanks for sharing and Happy PINK Saturday, Nan

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  18. Oh, Maggie, what a lovely outing!! The grounds are beautiful, and I'm sure the exhibits inside were also. Thanks for taking us on your little tour! Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  19. Is Dior also buried in the grounds at the house?

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! Hopping a little late from Pink Saturday.

    My PINK, come and see when you get a chance.
    Have a lovely Sunday!

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  21. It must have been an interesting exhibition to view. You do see some wonderful sights on your daily adventures. have a wonderful weekend!

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  22. Catching up with you! This looks divine!

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Thanks for stopping by, your visit just made my day!