Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dior at Versailles

When the ambitious Louis XIV decided to transform his father’s hunting lodge into a monument that symbolized the royal power, he surprised the people and built Versailles mostly as we know today.

I had the pleasure of visiting Versailles a long time ago and one of the most stunning rooms in there is the Hall of Mirrors, which was designed by the French architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Mansart transformed what was originally a terrace into a spectacular space. It has seventeen dazzling arched windows that offer spectacular views that are reflected in the parallel seventeen beveled mirrors.

 The ceiling is covered with paintings by Le Brun

So now, it’s Dior’s time to surprise the world with their new fragrance ad in the Hall of Mirrors. The ad was launched a few days ago…Check out Dior's website.

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RAG said...

I'm surprised they were allowed to film inside...

The Devoted Classicist said...

The House of Dior has had an association with Versailles for a number of years, using the site for special events. I would assume there is a financial consideration as a factor.

Jennelise said...

It is my dream to visit here. One day!

classic • casual • home said...

Such an amazing place. I could go again and again.


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