Villa "Les Rhumbs", Christian Dior's childhood home in Granville, is a Belle Epoque style 19th century clifftop villa overlooking the sea. It is the only "Musée de France" labeled French museum dedicated to a couturier and presents, for ten years already, Haute Couture garments on three floors. The garden, arranged as an English landscape park by Madeleine Dior, the fashion designer's mother, is one of the rare today remaining artists' gardens of the early twentieth century.
The tearoom, located in the heart of Christian Dior's childhood home's garden, overlooking the sea and the Channel Islands, will be open during July and August, daily from 12 to 6:30 pm.
"Impressions Dior" Dior and impressionism
Exhibition from the 4th of May to the 22sd of September, 2013
Mounted in Villa Les Rhumbs in Granville, where Christian Dior spent his childhood, the exhibition will attempt to show how this couturier's designs were partially linked to the Impressionist movement.
It will exhibit some of Christian Dior's creations and photographs of his garden, revealing the extent to which Dior was aware of the natural environment and the themes of light and reflections, just as the Impressionist painters had been.
Robe Rose Pompon en mousseline de soie imprimée de roses, collection Haute Couture printemps-été 1952, ligne Sinueuse. © Laziz Hamani.