In this first, highly compelling episode of the podcast series “Mes Chéries: The Women of Christian Dior”, recorded at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Oriole Cullen, curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion, and Justine Picardie, fashion editor and biographer, discuss two of the most important and most influential women in Monsieur Dior’s life: his mother and his sister.
To bring some fresh fascination to this period of lockdown, Dior invites you to (re)discover a short series of podcasts* that provide a captivating introduction to the women who inspired and nurtured the founding couturier’s creative passion.
Among them, Madeleine Dior, his mother, with whom he shared an unfailing fascination for gardens and roses; Catherine Dior, his sister, an immensely courageous heroine whose nickname, Miss Dior, was associated with a perfume that became a legendary symbol of love; Mitzah Bricard, the embodiment of elegance with an innate grace; and Carmel Snow who identified the soul of a visionary in him with his revolutionary first collection, which she so famously dubbed the New Look.
Recorded at the Victoria & Albert Museum*, as a conversation between Oriole Cullen, curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion, and Justine Picardie, then editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar UK, these four episodes uncover the singular history of these engaging figures whose personality, style and talent have left an indelible mark on the world of Dior.
* Podcasts produced in 2019 by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
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