Dior makes dazzling return to Blenheim Palace after 66 years by hellofashion.com / 31 May 2016 Back in 1954, Christian Dior was invited by the then-Duchess of Malborough to show his latest couture offering at Blenheim Palace. The designer took more than 100 pieces from his winter collection to the stately home in Oxfordshire, which is the principal residence of the Duke of Malborough, and showed them to a group of around 1,500 women – including Princess Margaret (pictured). Read more about: Fashion news Fashion shows Dior Now, 66 years later, the Parisian fashion house has returned to the palace, choosing the iconic location to show their 2016 Cruise collection... A host of celebrities travelled to the UK for the occasion, including model Bella Hadid. The 19-year-old walked in the show. Bella Hadid wowed as she rocked the catwalk. Gemma Arterton. Kate Beckinsale. Alexa Chung. The Wknd was attending to support his girlfriend Bella Hadid, who was walking in the show. Eva Herzigova. Dior showcased their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. One of the dazzling looks from the show. A model strutting down the runway in an eye-catching black gown.