Christian Dior has been inspiring the look and allure of the world’s most elegant women since1947. Dior is all about the magic of elegance and style, incredibly modern yet also timeless, inimitable and always avant-garde.
This magic was brought to the world by one man, Christian Dior. He fostered a passion for France and her history, especially the 18th century, Palace of Versailles and Queen Marie-Antoinette, a character of considerable importance for his designer mind and talent. It is the magic of that creative genius which the Miss Dior exhibition has set out to share, fostered by cultural, artistic and historical movements. To illustrate his passion for art, it presents the works of seventeen contemporary women artists who were inspired by his first fragrance: Miss Dior. Polly Apfelbaum, Lara Baladi, Carole Benzaken, Lee Bul, Karen Kilimnik, Liu Lijie, Carla Mattii, Maria Nepomuceno, Shirin Neshat, Ma Qiusha, Tomoko Shioyasu, Alyson Shotz, Hannah Starkey, Joana Vasconcelos, Ionna Vautrin, Liang Yuanwei and Nika Zupanc each designed an original artwork inspired by one of the ageless codes of this legendary perfume. Through the eyes of artists, here is Miss Dior glorified by cosmopolitan influences, colors and passions that make the fragrance a contemporary icon.