France’s Christian Dior Museum, housed in the fashion designer’s childhood home in Granville, Normandy, is holding a summer exhibition entitled Women in Dior - Sublime Elegance of a Portrait, May 5 to September 25, 2016.
The exhibition pays homage to the stylish women who have famously worn garments designed by the French fashion house through a line-up of dresses, photographs, paintings, letters and drawings.
Here’s a look at some of the exhibition’s key pictures and pieces. (All photos: Christian Dior Museum)
Geneviève Page wearing a Christian Dior gown at the French Film Festival, London, England, 1957.
Princess Diana arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 23, 1995, carrying the Dior bag that she made famous, and which went on to become the Lady Dior.
Portrait of Mitzah Bricard, circa 1950.
Princess Margaret, accompanied by Sir Oliver Harvey, arriving at the Cercle Interallié ball, held in aid of the Hertford British Hospital, Paris, France, November 21, 1951.
Rihanna wore a piece from Dior’s autumn/winter 2015 haute couture collection to attend the label’s spring/summer 2016 ready-to-wear catwalk show in Paris, France, October 2, 2015.
Exhibition poster: Marilyn Monroe wears a Dior design during The Last Sitting photographed by Bert Stern for Vogue at the Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles, June 1962.