Love is ALL

Diorissima Venezia

Alessandra Cenna

© Museo Nazionale di Villa Pisani a Stra - Polo Museale del Veneto, 

“su concessione del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the occasion of the presentation of its Spring - Summer at the beginning of June and the Bal du siècle at the Palazzo Labia in September, the magnificent Venetian residence, Villa Pisani in Stra, displays some forty images dedicated to the famous couturier Christian Dior. during his travels to Venice in 1951.

Archivio Cameraphoto/©Vittorio Pavan


Archivio Cameraphoto/©Vittorio Pavan

Archivio Cameraphoto/©Vittorio Pavan


© Museo Nazionale di Villa Pisani a Stra - Polo Museale del Veneto, 

“su concessione del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali”. 

The photographs come from the archives Cameraphoto, Venetian agency founded by Dino Jarach in 1946 and were selected by Vittorio Pavan, curator of the archives.

When the fashion designer of Avenue Montaigne arrives in the lagoon city with his eight mannequins and his assistants, he is already known worldwide. His parade and his successive collaboration at the ball with Dalì, Nina Ricci and the young Cardin attract the international jet set.

From 1947, his success was immediate and dazzling thanks to his ability to give form and material to the desires and dreams of a post-war society anxious to forget the restrictions.

At that time, Venice had been spared by the bombings. It was a city in full demographic explosion, a kind of refuge city for people transferred from the countryside and a charming destination for the first tourists.

His fame grew thanks to the Mostra del Cinema, the Biennale and the many exhibitions. An industrial city that became a cultural city, it was the ideal setting for an event of extreme elegance.

The strict rules of dress, whose only element of female rebellion lay in the haughty portage of huge hats, gave way to a certain fluidity, a new lightness without completely abandoning the past. Mr. Dior has come to reinvent and reinterpret fashion according to the demands of time.

© Museo Nazionale di Villa Pisani a Stra - Polo Museale del Veneto, 

“su concessione del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali”. 


Archivio Cameraphoto/©Vittorio Pavan

Archivio Cameraphoto/©Vittorio Pavan


Archivio Cameraphoto/©Vittorio Pavan

 

 

 

The lines are based on the body, details and choice of fabrics lead to this extreme elegance, timeless, «Natural», to use the name of this collection synonymous with good taste.

These new silhouettes are part of an oval to highlight the face, bust and hips and make women not only more beautiful but also free to express their happiness.

Without a true style revolution, the Maison Dior remains linked to the choice of its classic shades of gray elephant to green and blue sky, but with the will to evolve towards more femininity, excitement and gaiety.

Chinese hats, bell flared skirts, rounded shoulders, raglan sleeves, a collection day and night composed by 200 models and presented in three parades, an unforgettable social event in the Casino’s Perla Room, which will be followed by other collections of more in more modern where the love of the woman will always be the starting point of the creations of Mr Christian Dior.

 

 

 

A must-see exhibition for fashion lovers and Venetian villas in the magical setting of the beautiful and mysterious Venice at the heart of its famous Biennale.


Intramontabili eleganze. 

Dior a Venezia nell’Archivio Cameraphoto

Museo Nazionale di Villa Pisani

Via Doge Pisani 39  Stra

Venezia

 Italia 

 www.villapisani.beniculturali.it