When I saw the fabulous Dior exhibit at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs a few years ago, one of my favorite parts was the display of miniature couture models. During World War II, Dior sent scaled-down, perfect copies of couture gowns abroad to solicit orders. They were like the ultimate doll collection. This year, the Coronavirus meant that haute couture shows could not take place as usual. The brilliant folks at Dior went back to this idea and created scale models of their haute couture collection. This delightful video takes you into the workrooms to meet the petits mains (literally “little hands,” referring to the skilled men and women who create couture) as they show off their miniature creations as well as into the archives. It’s in French, but subtitled in English.
Christian Dior (affiliate link)