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Dior gowns exhibited along with art

04-29-2011 08:52 BJT

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Fashion and high art combined in the Russian capital on Tuesday as Christian Dior gowns went on show alongside works of art that inspired the designs.

The Dior exhibition brings together 110 gowns for a show that links the world of art and haute couture. On display are dresses previously worn by Marlene Dietrich, Princess Diana, and Sophia Loren.

The gowns are displayed near paintings - including works by Pierre Bonnard, Van Gogh and Klimt - that inspired both Dior and his followers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Boan, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano.

Inside Moscow's classical Pushkin Museum, the interior has been transformed to house the show - recreating the style of the House of Dior.

Guests at the opening party were enthusiastic.

Fashion and high art combined in the Russian capital on Tuesday as Christian Dior gowns went on show alongside works of art that inspired the designs.

Tatiana Arono, Russian TV Anchorwoman, said, "Well it's not just an exhibition of dresses but also of those artworks which inspired their creation by Dior. It's an unbelievable exhibition. I can't really put it into words but I am full of emotions."

Boris Messerer, Artist,s said, "Perhaps they are for very rich people but so what, it doesn't change the fact that these gowns are works of art, examples of wonderfully good taste."

Fashion and high art combined in the Russian capital on Tuesday as Christian Dior gowns went on show alongside works of art that inspired the designs.

Christian Dior's Chief Executive, Sidney Toledano, travelled to Moscow for the opening and was in a buoyant mood when asked about the Russian luxury market. He said the international luxury market was in good health and was confident it would also recover in Japan.

Russia's luxury recovery has been slow but steady since the crisis, which slashed the $8 billion market in half, although analysts say big Asian markets have replaced it as the fourth-largest buyer of luxury goods.

Christian Dior, which makes couture dresses, clothing, perfumes, make-up and accessories, is the jewel in the crown of the world's biggest luxury goods company, LVMH.

Fashion and high art combined in the Russian capital on Tuesday as Christian Dior gowns went on show alongside works of art that inspired the designs.

Fashion and high art combined in the Russian capital on Tuesday as Christian Dior gowns went on show alongside works of art that inspired the designs.

Fashion and high art combined in the Russian capital on Tuesday as Christian Dior gowns went on show alongside works of art that inspired the designs.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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