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La Maison Dior – Les journées particulières

La Maison Dior - Les Journées Particulières

During the weekend October 15-16th LVMH opened up some of their fashion houses for the public and arranged several workshops etc. I went to Maison Dior located at 30 Avenue Montaigne. I had to stay in the line for 3 hours before I could enter….the line was very long! I was a bit disapointed that it was strictly forbidden to take photos inside, but still it was worth the waiting.

I have been at the Dior boutique that is on the main floor, but going upstairs has been forbidden for customers but during the Journées Particulières I was finally permitted to go further in Maison Dior and have a closer look at the prestigious white and pearl gray Parisian salons where Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Jean Cocteau, the young Richard Avedon and many others were invited to see Christian Dior‘s very first collection on February 12, 1947. So you can imagine how magical it felt for me, walking on those steps in the famous staircase where the models have been showing his collection. The walls were covered with photos with different celebrities wearing Dior’s creatures….

While upstairs they had prepaired with different stations for the men’s and women’s Haute Couture workshops to show us some of the procedures behind the work. They showed their magic touch in the presence of master embroiderers, the jewelry workers demonstrated how to set stones in a ring, the leather workshop showed us how they carefully assembled a Lady Dior bag. The tailors revealed the secrets of how to make a tuxedo á la Dior. Shoemakers brought life to a Miss Dior (it was really fascinating to see since I love high heels) and the watchmakers exposed the inner workings of the new Dior VIII.

It was really mindblowing to have a glimpse of the work, I was amazed and I wish I could have shared some photos with you and it was too bad it was forbidden to take photos. When I left Maison Dior I recieved a goodie-bag with a beautiful miniature of the fragrance J’adore :-)

La Maison Dior - Les Journées Particulières

La Maison Dior - Les Journées Particulières

La Maison Dior - Les Journées Particulières

La Maison Dior - Les Journées Particulières (photo taken by Solli)

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This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...

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