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Séverine BRETON

Cultural Researcher, Project Coordinator & Art Curator

Location icon London / Paris

A creative and highly driven individual, I am interested in interdisciplinary and socially engaged practices, working with a broad panel of external partners to deliver a wide range of cultural experiences. Possessing strong organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a deep knowledge of and love for contemporary art, design and fashion, I am a motivated and very savy team player. Having significant background managing/producing arts events with a various people across diverse contexts, I am diplomatic in my approach to working with artists and partners including venue/site managers and community collaborators.

Portfolio
Dior Mag
02/12/2017
12 FEVRIER 1947 – 12 FEVRIER 2017 : COTE BACKSTAGE

Alors qu’une foule envahit les salons du 30, avenue Montaigne, l’effervescence gagne peu à peu la cabine des mannequins. C’est dans cette pièce minuscule qu’elles se préparent à faire virevolter la collection inaugurale du couturier.

Dior Mag / English version
02/12/2017
12 FEBRUARY 1947 – 12 FEBRUARY 2017: BACKSTAGE

As the guests throng into the salons of 30 Avenue Montaigne, the excitement in the models’ cabine begins to mount. It's in this little room that they prepare to twirl in the couturier’s inaugural collection.

Dior Mag / English version
02/12/2017
12 FEBRUARY 1947 – 12 FEBRUARY 2017: THE JUNGLEPRINT

For Christian Dior, "the spirit of newness is the same one as fashion", a principle that he applies since 1947 by being the first couturier to utilize the coat of the panther on fabrics printed with a motif he names Jungle.

Dior Mag
02/12/2017
12 FEVRIER 1947 – 12 FEVRIER 2017 : LE TAILLEUR BAR

Taille cintrée, hanches amplifiées, épaules douces et poitrine soulignée, telles sont les caractéristiques stylistiques du New Look. Alors que la maison Dior fête aujourd’hui les soixante-dix ans de son premier défilé, retour sur l’ensemble Bar, tailleur iconique de cette féminité révolutionnaire.

Dior Mag / English version
02/12/2017
12 FEBRUARY 1947 – 12 FEBRUARY 2017: THE BAR SUIT

Whittled waist, exaggerated hips, gentle shoulders and an enhanced bust, these are the stylistic characteristics of the New Look. And as the house of Dior today celebrates seventy years since its first show, we take a deeper look at the Bar, the iconic suit of this revolutionary femininity.

Dior Mag / English version
10/08/2016
8 OCTOBER 1946 – 8 OCTOBER 2016

It was seventy years ago to the day. We take a look back at the creation of the house of Dior.

Dior Mag
12/15/2016
DÉCEMBRE 1946 – DÉCEMBRE 2016

Au mois de décembre 1946, Christian Dior termine son contrat de modéliste chez Lucien Lelong et décide de s’isoler plusieurs jours à Fleury-en-Bière, chez ses amis Pierre et Carmen Colle. C’est dans le calme de cette campagne que le couturier fit éclore, il y a soixante-dix ans, les « femmes-fleurs » de sa première collection, qui défilera le 12 février 1947.

Dior Mag / English version
12/15/2016
DECEMBER 1946 – DECEMBER 2016

In the month of December 1946, Christian Dior ended his contract as a designer at Lucien Lelong and decided to take refuge for a few days in Fleury-en-Bière, at the home of his friends Pierre and Carmen Colle. It was in this peaceful countryside that, 70 years ago, the couturier conceived the “flower-women” of his first collection, which would be shown on 12 February 1947.

Dior Mag
12/16/2016
16 DECEMBRE 1946 – 16 DECEMBRE 2016

Le 16 décembre 1946, à 9 heures, Christian Dior inaugure sa Maison de couture, accompagné de son « état-major », pour l’assister, et de quatre-vingt-cinq employés. Entre la collection à préparer et les travaux d’aménagement à terminer, l’hôtel particulier du 30, avenue Montaigne est une vraie ruche en plein chantier. Jusqu’au matin même du premier défilé, le 12 février 1947.

Dior Mag / English version
12/16/2016
16 DECEMBER 1946 – 16 DECEMBER 2016

On December 16, 1946, at 9 am, Christian Dior inaugurated his couture house, accompanied by his "chiefs-of-staff" and by eighty-five employees. Between the collection to be prepared and the renovation work to be completed, the mansion at 30 Avenue Montaigne was a real hive of construction work. Up until the very morning of the first show, on February 12, 1947.

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