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This is What It Looks Like When Dior Takes Over Pierre Cardin's Madcap Palais Bulles


This year, Chanel decamped to Zaha Hadid's Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, Louis Vuitton took up residence at John Lautner's embattled Bob Hope estate in Coachella, California, and Dior's Raf Simons absconded to Pierre Cardin's Palais Bulles. It was 1989 and Pierre Cardin—a professional bon vivant and fashion designer—needed a Mediterranean vacation home for his frequent bacchanals. Enter Palais Bulles, a structuralist folly of the late '80s that became famous for what it lacked: corners.


Antti Lovag, a madcap Hungarian architect, famously hated edges, calling them "an aggression against nature." The house, which took Lovag 14 years to build, has all the accessories appropriate for the late 80's spaceship: Jetson-era curves, sumptuous waterfalls, amorphic furniture, and a 5,382-square-foot reception room. So, please, take a moment and bask in Raf Simons's surreal vision for Dior in Cannes' most wanton estate.

#DiorCruise the lovely finale #PalaisBulles

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