January 14, 2013

Junon

Christian Dior and Zuhair Murad

Christian Dior’s Junon gown from the designer’s 1949 collection, which also featured gowns by the names of Venus and Hera, is constructed with a skirt of beaded ombré petals resembling peacock feathers, a bird possessing classical symbolism through its associations with the Queen of the Olympians. The ball gown, housed at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been a source of inspiration to countless designers. In 2009, Miley Cyrus wore a dress bearing uncanny resemblance to Junon to The Oscars by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad whose publicist commented that Murad’s version “re-creates the look of the Dior gown using today’s technology.”

 

 

 

Junon by Dior, 1949

Junon by Dior, 1949

Miley Cyrus in Zuhair Murad, 2009

Miley Cyrus in Zuhair Murad, 2009

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