Dior takes its Le Petit Théâtre to Chengdu
A travelling exhibition
The exhibition of "miniature" clothes is inspired by The Theatre of Fashion, a 1945 exhibition in Paris that was constructed in respect to the "glory of French Haute Couture" after the war, and presented miniature versions of creations designed by the greatest couturiers of the time.
Christian Dior was working at the time for Lucien Lelong, the couturier behind travelling exhibition project, and is believed to have helped make some of the outfits presented to the public here. The miniature clothes that resemble the originals in every tiny detail.
The work was done just two years before Dior would create the famous "New Look" with his first Haute Couture presentation in 1947.