Christian Dior celebrated his childhood home in his designs, so since 2005 is the centennial of his birth, his childhood home will be celebrating him with a series of summer events in the French town of Granville. It was here, in the picturesque seaside village on the Normandy coast, that the legendary couturier spent many of his early years, and where he developed the deep passion for nature that would strongly influence his fashion and fragrances.
The centerpiece of the celebration, an exhibition entitled "Man of the Century," will run from May 15 to Sept. 25...
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