Vogue told how the designer Christian Dior was able to save the French art de vivre in the interior.
“Life in the house, not like you, you can compare with wearing someone else’s clothes”, — wrote in his memoirs, Christian Dior. We remember how he cared about the memories of childhood in a Villa in Granville, in the details remembered the decoration of the estates in Normandy and the Paris apartment of his family. Over the life of the Maestro became friends with two interior decorators Victor Gianpiero and George geffroy. They helped Dior to realize his fantasies on interior design to life — how, says a new book Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and The New Look.
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And Grumpier, and geffroy both no stranger to the fashion world: the first was a fashion photographer, and the second and all worked as a designer in the House Jean Patou. It Grumpier realize the dream of a quiet Dior pearl grey with pink accents interiors in the boutiques of the French House. He came up with the design of the legendary salon “Ella” on Avenue Montaigne, then many of the following Christian Dior stores around the world, and later still developed the packaging for Miss Dior and Eau Sauvage.
Together with geffroy Granger designed already own Dior apartments on the Boulevard Jules-Sando in Paris. Rich carpets, sofas with high backs, majestic palm trees in pots, and crisp white linens. “It was Haute couture for the home”, — says Hamish Bowles on the pages of American Vogue. He, by the way, the book was written the Preface. Against the background of wars and revolutions, witnessed Dior, Granger and geffroy, the three of them were afraid of losing national identity and what is called the French way of life. Hence a special love for marshalling in the new period features eclectic. How Dior grew up, fell in love with these markers of life in France and then with his supporters tried to save them in the interiors, and says the book historian Maureen Footer Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and The New Look.
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