Christian Dior has long had a reputation for expertly outfitting celebs, and now that fashionable prowess will be celebrated with the exhibit "Stars in Dior" at the Christian Dior Museum in Granville on France’s Normandy coast. The exhibit opens May 12 and will showcase stars in Dior for everyday, Dior as a costume designer, and celebs on the red carpet decked out in designs from the iconic fashion house. There's even a companion book which is set to be released in France next month and in the U.S. this September.
Marlene Dietrich in Angel (1937)
Marlene was such a Dior fan that the exhibit features a room on the ground floor set up to look like her apartment, including luggage and accessories. The actress even infamously declared before signing on for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950 film Stage Fright, “No Dior, no Dietrich.”
Sienna Miller at the Venice Film Festival Premiere of Casanova
Modern day stars are also big admirers of Dior. Sienna donned this sleeveless grey gown and a pair of Jimmy Choo heels over in Venice back in 2005.
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Cameron Diaz at the 2007 Met Gala
Cameron's fuchsia dress by Dior was expertly complemented by turquoise accessories at the famously over-the-top gala.
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Kate Hudson at the Orange British Academy Film Awards
Kate's golden metallic gown had her shining bright over in London in 2008.
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Eva Mendes at the Art of Elysium 2nd Annual Heaven Gala
Eva impressed at the 2009 edition in the brand's Spring 2009 embellished nude halter gown with keyhole detail.
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Marion Cotillard at the 81st Annual Academy Awards
The French actress has developed quite a relationship with Dior. Marion's modified 2009 Oscar gown came from the Fall 2008 Couture collection.
Monica Bellucci at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival Premiere of Don't Look Back
This red off-the-shoulder silk number had Monica looking lovely posing next to co-star Sophie Marceau at the festival. She even added in a Dior clutch.
Rachel Weisz at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival Agora Photocall
Dior's lace olive green sheath dress was Rachel's sleek pick for her photocall. A pair of nude Christian Louboutin pumps rounded out the look.
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Marion Cotillard at the 2010 Met Gala
Marion was back in her favorite brand at the 2010 Met Gala. She wore a silver sequin couture gown for the occasion.
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Nicole Kidman at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards
Nicole's 2011 Oscar gown was a real standout on the red carpet. The Spring 2009 Couture creation included silver embroidery and was teamed with coral-colored Pierre Hardy peep-toes.
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Charlize Theron at Dior Celebrates The Launch Of DIOR VIII
Some of the items Charlize sported in her Dior campaigns as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the shoots are part of the new exhibit. Her Fall 2011 ensemble consisted of a white feather-infused dress, black blazer, a matching clutch, a Dior VIII watch and Paradis sandals.
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Gillian Anderson at InStyle Magazine's 10th Anniversary Party
Gillian has been opting for vintage of late, so it was no surprise that she reached back into the Dior archives last November for this 1970s era white gown. Adler emerald earrings and silver pumps finished off the fresh look.
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Charlize Theron at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Brand ambassador Charlize selected this pink couture gown with a thigh-high slit and fantastic train for the awards. A glitter headband, coordinating pink clutch, Cartier gems and white Givenchy sandals served as accessories.
Kate Beckinsale Promoting Underworld: Awakening
Kate also went with a white Dior for the Berlin leg of her promotional tour in January. Her structured Spring 2012 dress was paired with pewter peep-toes.
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Natalie Portman at the 84th Annual Academy Awards
At this year's ceremony, Natalie turned heads in a 1954 Christian Dior Haute Couture red polka dot gown. The actress is the face of Miss Dior Cherie perfume, so it only made sense she would show some loyalty on the red carpet.
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Elizabeth Olsen at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Elizabeth's Pre-Fall 2012 gown had a slightly Gothic feel thanks to its leather and chiffon tiered skirt. Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and a clutch by The Row wrapped up the look.
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