THINK PINK: The love affair between Christian Dior and interior design has been well documented, but relatively little is known about Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy, the decorators who helped to define the couturier’s identifying codes.
Maureen Footer, a historian specializing in the French decorative arts, seeks to shed a new light on the friendship between the three men in her book “Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy and the New Look,” published by Vendome Press and featuring a foreword by Hamish Bowles.
“I really believe that all applied arts and decorative arts are really coming from the same source: they’re a reflection of a moment in time,” Footer said at a book signing event at the English-language Galignani bookstore in Paris.
“And when I saw Dior’s house photographed in an old Vogue from the Fifties — because I’d worked at Vogue years ago – it always stayed with me that I was interested in Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy, and there was really nothing to be found,” she added.
She was tickled to discover that Geffroy, who designed Dior’s Paris apartment to reflect his eclectic tastes, wore makeup — more than half a century before the practice became widespread.
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