Christian Dior
(John Galliano)

Evening dress and cross necklace
Red coated silk, black ink, and metal
Spring 2006, France
Lent by Christian Dior, Paris

In The Crimes of Love (1800), the Marquis de Sade argued that the gothic novel of terror was "the fruit of the revolution of which all Europe felt the shock." The French Revolution also inspired this dress. Embroidered on the skirt is an image of de Sade, with the words: "Is it not by murder that France is free today?"

Gaultier for Dior
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