The Palace of Versailles is Sheathed in Dior Trompe L'Oeil Canvas

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 10, 2014
References: pierredelavie & designboom
With the famous Palace of Versailles undergoing a comprehensive renovation of both its interior and exterior, celebrated French artist Pierre Delavie took it upon himself to mask the unsightly restorations of the roofs by covering with a spectacular, enormous canvas. Delavie teamed up with French luxury fashion house Dior for the undertaking, which marks just the latest collaboration between the two -- dating back to 1947.

Delavie's Dior Trompe L'Oeil canvas is an ode to what he terms "all the glories of France" -- the massive Trompe L'Oeil artwork stretches across the palace's facade. Photographs of iconic past and present Dior designs are thoughtfully placed in a setting of greenery and stone and look like a window.

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