Iconic Christian Dior Boutique 30 Montaigne-Reopend

Christian Dior Boutique 30 Montaigne, Paris © Adrien Dirand 

Emerging from the shadow of a two-and-a-half year renovation, the iconic 30 Montaigne boutique reopened this past Sunday to reveal a ravishing new identity. It not only unites the multitude of collections together in a vastly enlarged and art-filled boutique that also contains a restaurant, café and three gardens, but also represents a revitalized expression of the Maison’s heritage and savoir-faire.

This latter is highlighted by the return of the haute couture ateliers along with the new arrival of the haute joaillerie ateliers. Totaling 2000m2, La Galerie Dior is an unparalleled addition, a permanent exhibition space filled with thousands of pieces, including some 166 couture creations in 13 thematic spaces, and a recreation of Monsieur Dior’s office.

Boutique

On the ground floor, women’s creations designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri – including ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, bags and small leather goods – are displayed alongside men’s pieces designed by Kim Jones.

On the 1st floor, exceptional pieces in exotic leathers and evening wear designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri can be found nearby the Fine Jewelry collections, Dior Maison and men’s Demi Mesure.

La Gallerie Dior

Featuring a unique scenographic narrative, La Galerie Dior is a testament to the visionary audacity of Christian Dior and his six successors: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Restaurant & La Pâtisserie Dior

As an ultimate treat, La Pâtisserie Dior – overlooking the sumptuous rose garden – provides any visit to 30 Montaigne with a requisite interlude over a sweet creation. Subtly reinterpreted by Jean Imbert, the most emblematic French cakes frequent original creations that reinvent Dior symbols in edible form.

A barista – selecting rare coffees for you – will be present to prolong these delicious moments, from the beauty of the gesture to the art of savoring. From breakfast to teatime, surrender to delicious pleasure and culinary excellence in an unparalleled setting.

The Restaurant, affectionately named Monsieur Dior, embodies the French art of living, driven by Jean Imbert’s creativity, both refined and generous, combining simplicity with elegance. The French chef, accompanied by his faithful collaborator Antony Clémot, drew from the heritage and history of the Maison to develop each menu. The cuisine is enhanced by exclusive Dior Maison collections dedicated to the arts of the table, enhancing classic dishes from the founding couturier’s favorite recipes.

An impressive Claudia Wieser mirror composed of geometric panels dialogues with Guy Limone’s pictorial work – especially created for 30 Montaigne – the result of a colossal research project: an original installation made from thousands of images – in a palette of red, black and white hues – drawn from Dior’s archives and the artist’s personal visual treasure trove. As a delicate hommage, an oil on canvas entitled Christian Dior à Table, by René Bouché is also featured in Le Restaurant.

Haute Couture Salons

The haute couture salons, precious testimonies of Dior’s history, have seen the collections of Christian Dior and premiered, right up to Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior fall-winter 2019-2020 haute couture line. Confidential, located near the ateliers and visible from the boutique through a large bay window, they are now regaining their former prestige, guarding the secrets of haute couture.

Haute couture represents a treasure trove of conscientious craftsmanship, a triumph of the sleight of hand, culminating in a kind of masterpiece.

Enhanced by wooden moldings and a parquet floor featuring a compass rose (a Dior classic) designed by architect Peter Marino, this timeless, refined setting hosts a selection of furniture and works of art, such as an abstract floral sculpture commissioned especially from Johan Creten or tables designed by Ado Chale or Claude Lalanne.

The Garden

“Thankfully, there are flowers”, said Monsieur Dior, who was – as well as a gallerist, an architecture aficionado, and grand couturier – an avid gardener. It was in Granville, in the rose garden of his family’s home overlooking the sea, that young Christian planted the seeds of his fascination with this most artful intersection of nature and culture. Growing into a fashion designer, Monsieur Dior found a bounty of inspiration in the gardens, allowing the dazzling silhouette of a femme-fleur to blossom from the very first collection, leaving her bewitching sillage in her wake.

On the ground floor, majestic tropical trees reach up to the windows of Le Restaurant Monsieur Dior, while perennial flowers bloom in abundance. One floor above, beneath a glass roof, there is a winter garden, where exotic plants seem to transcend borders. As for the terrace, it is adorned with a striking steel sculpture by John Chamberlain. On the third level, a veritable garden in the heart of the capital boasts apple trees and roses, Christian Dior’s favorite flowers, adding irresistible touches of elation.

The different spaces of 30 Montaigne:
– Monsieur Dior restaurant at 30 Avenue Montaigne
– La Galerie at 11 Rue Francois 1er
– Children’s fashion at 26 Avenue Montaigne

The boutique offers valet parking service. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

The new home collection by Dior

 

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After working for fashion designer Robert Piguet and couturier Lucien Lelong, respectively, Dior founded his own fashion house in Paris in 1947. His first boutique, which was located at 30 Avenue Montaigne, had a section dedicated to the home. In honor of this genre, The House of Dior is the only store to carry the swank Dior Maison collection and its limited-edition wares.

The the luxurious atmosphere of haute couture, hidden inside the Dior boutique in London is the perfect scene for exclusive Dior Home collection. The Dior boutique on New Bond Street is the dream of any fashion-forward shopaholic; here specially commissioned art, including sculptures by Tony Cragg and Rado Kirov create the lavish ambiance together with a collection of handbags featuring works of artist Mark Quinn while three private VIP shopping areas, a demi-measure floor for Dior Homme, a dedicated shoe gallery offer the very best collections for an elegant, modern and urban look. On top of that all, there is  a space devoted to the Dior Home collection, a highly personal and direct way of sharing Christian Dior’s taste in art de vivre.

The Dior Home collection demonstrates the same level of refinement with which Christian Dior decorated his residences in Paris, Milly-la-Forêt, and La Colle Noire in Provence. The exclusive collection features a selection of teas inspired by the House’s iconic fragrances, a collection of crystal glassware embellished with a gold couture stitch, and hand-embroidered home linens.

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Artists and designers will regularly create limited-edition pieces. Specifically for the first Dior Home collection, the French fashion house has collaborated with the architect Peter Marino, who designed the Home space in the new Dior boutique to resemble a conservatory, with greenery along the white trellis and a diamond-shaped skylight that runs the entire length of the entrance, scenographer and designer Hubert Le Gall, the glass master Jeremy Maxwell, and home linens specialist Véronique Taittinger.

Currently on sale at the label’s London House of Dior Boutique, the latest Dior Home collection will fit right in at any fashionista’s stylish home. See for yourself…

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Christian Dior, Gilberto Arrivabene paperweight

 

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Christian Dior, India Mahdavi plates

 

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Christian Dior, Peter Marino Bronze boxes

 

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Christian Dior, Hubert Le Gall porcelaine set

 

Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.