See Inside Dior's Breathtaking Paris Exhibition

Shannon Mahanty
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From ELLE UK

From Galliano sending models down the runway with their hands tied up in the late 90s and women dressed in full papal vestments for A/W2000 to Maria Grazia Chiuri's recent, 'We should all be feminists' t-shirts, Dior's history is as proudly subversive as it is eclectic.

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And what better way to celebrate the French fashion house's 70th anniversary? By throwing a lovely, overly glamorous retrospective, of course.

Dior is bringing its most iconic looks across the decades to Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

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The exhibition will showcase the output of the seven creative directors who have been at the helm. First Christian Dior and those who followed after his death in 1957: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and the current, first female, holder of the post, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

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The corseted silhouettes of Christian Dior's 'flower women' gives way to Yves Saint Laurent's 'trapeze line' dresses and who could forget the U-turn that came from John Galliano's sex-infused renegade seasons.

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There will also be pieces from Raf Simons' revolutionary three-year tenure, and from Chiuri who has just shown an array of floral tulle dresses and borrowed-from-menswear pieces at Couture Week in Paris.

Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams at the Musée Des Arts Decoratifs until 7 January 2018

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