A Winter Trip to Paris & the Palace of Versailles
On the trail of the Chandeliers in the Dior Campaigns.
So this December it was off to Versailles and also the Garnier Opera House in Paris.
I have recently been blown away by the ad campaigns from Dior for the Perfume J’adore with Charlize Therone and also various Dior Fashion shoots. These shoots were filmed in the spectacular Hall of mirrors in Versailles, the objects that struck me in-particular were of course the pairs of Chandeliers that run either side the length of the room. So i felt I had to see them and just like the advert they simply took my breath away!!
The Chandeliers hung low in the hall to reflect in the rare mirrors of the time.
17 Large Chandeliers and 26 Candelabras
The beautiful 2 crystal tier 16 arm Flat leaf Chandeliers
Close up of the solid silver frames
Large Candelabras either side of the Mirrors that reflect the large arched Windows and the spectacular gardens
Beginning of the Hall.... Speechless!!
An un restored door beautiful in its antiquity!!
Its think its really
Couture gown on the Dior Magazine website
A crisp Winters day outside the building of Versailles
Many of the statues in the gardens were in hibernation for the winter and covered for protection from the frost there were no fountains on a spectacle for the Spring,,,,,,, an essential to return :-)
On going works to fountains in the grounds
Room after room of Splendour and incredible Chandeliers
Another decadent salon in The Grand Trianon with the low line of Chandeliers. Beautifully cool against the neutral tones
Typical styling of the Marie Antoinette houses in the grounds
Magnificent ceiling in one of the main ceilings in Versailles
The staircase in the Petit Trianon in Marie Antoinettes Estate
A wall candelabra in the Petit Trianon
Stunning Hallway and lanterns with doors to bed chambers in the Petit Trianon
We had a fabulous full day here!!!! Next day, next stop, next instalment the Garnier Opera House in the centre of Paris in all its amazing splendour with wonderful Interiors and Chandeliers........