The Palais Galliera in Paris will be hosting an exhibition showcasing the expansive wardrobe of famous Egyptian-born Italian star, Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti, better known as Dalida, come 27 April 2017.

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From left: Dalida, Balmain dress (1973)

With a career spanning the 50s to 80s, the singer and actress, famed for her exquisite Mediterranean beauty, was also a fervent lover of fashion, known for her dynamite looks both on and off the stage.

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From left: Loris Azzaro dress and scarf (1974), Gabriele Meyer dress (1961)

The star’s impressive wardrobe, donated to the museum by her brother Orlando, ranges from 1950s New Look dresses by Jacques Esterel to a Balmain’s seventies pinafore dress; chic and understated Loris Azarro gowns, dazzling sequined disco outfits by Michel Fresnay in the 1980s and classical and timeless Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche. As fashion designer Jean-Claude Jitrois once said, dressing Dalida was ‘like dressing the stars for the Cannes Film Festival’.

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From left: Jacques Esterel dress (1959), Michel Fresnay design worn on stage in 1980

The Dalida, une garde-robe de la ville à la scène (‘Dalida, her Wardrobe On and Off-Stage’) exhibition will run from 27 April 2017 to 13 August 2017 at Palais Galliera, 10 av. Pierre Ier de Serbie, Paris.


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