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Work on 30, avenue Montaigne

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Victor Grandpierre and Christian Dior finalizing the last-minute details of the interior decoration of 30, avenue Montaigne, 1946.
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“He created the [Paul César] Helleu salon of my dreams,” said Christian Dior, “all in white and pearl gray, very Parisian with its shaded wall lights, crystal chandeliers and a profusion of Kentia palms.”
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Emile, the House of Dior's doorman looks at the workers, 1946.
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A seamstress is sewing the carpet for the grands salons, 1946.
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Workers build scaffolding for the refurbishment of the grand staircase.
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Workers refurbish the entrance and install the counters.
“Fashion designers offer one of the last refuges of the marvelous. They are, in a way, the masters of dreams...”
Christian Dior, Dior by Dior, 1958
“What can I tell you of my house? How can one speak of the present and what one lives for? My firm is, in fact, the whole of my life.”
Christian Dior, Talking About Fashion, 1954
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