New Exhibition and Book Delve Into Dior’s Love Affair With Roses

COMING UP ROSES: Christian Dior was famous for his love of flowers — none more so than the rose, which inspired many of the couturier’s designs and continues to fuel the French fashion house’s creative output to this day.

To celebrate its relationship with the bloom, the brand plans to stage an exhibition titled “Dior and Roses” at the Musée Christian Dior in the French seaside town of Granville from June 5 to Oct. 31 — health and safety guidelines permitting.

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An accompanying coffee table book details how the inspiration has played out over the decades across Dior’s fashion, jewelry and perfume divisions. A section is dedicated to celebrities in pink Dior dresses, including Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth and Jennifer Lawrence.

Maria Grazia Chiuri, in charge of women’s collections at Dior, has staged shows on garden sets and often features floral embroideries in

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