Dresses inspired by Renoir, Seurat and Manet from Dior’s fall-winter 2007 couture collection. Photo By Laziz Hamani.

By Caley Skinner

During the months of spring and summer, Normandy, France fêtes Impressionist art, and the Christian Dior museum in Granville is set to create its own exhibit celebrating the nineteenth-century movement. The high fashion museum will pair over seventy Dior gowns with renowned Impressionist paintings from artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas and Georges Seurat. The paintings will be called in from famous French museums such as the Musée d’Orsay; dresses will reflect colours, concepts and silhouettes represented in the Impressionist works. Along with the exhibition, the Christian Dior museum’s garden will feature a "perfume path." And to top it all off, the exhibition’s curator Florence Müller will display a Rizzoli book. The exhibition takes place between May 4th and September 22nd. [
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