Dior takes its Le Petit Théâtre to Chengdu

Dior takes its Le Petit Théâtre to Chengdu

A travelling exhibition

Image: Dior

Christian Dior has made its first stop of a new travelling exhibition called 'Le Petit Théâtre Dior' – at the Chengdu IFS mall in China, as a tribute to the meticulous handiwork of the House of Dior Haute Couture ateliers

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. 

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