Published on 11 April 2023

‘Miss Dior’ – a lecture with author Justine Picardie

30 June 2023
£55 - £75
Framsden Hall Barn, Framsden, Stowmarket, IP14 6HL

Join Ormiston Families for an exclusive daytime lecture with British author and editor Justine Picardie on her new book, Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture.

Justine is the author of six books, including her critically acclaimed memoir, If the Spirit Moves You: Life and Love After Death, and the international bestseller, Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life.

She is a contributing editor to Harper’s Bazaar, having previously been its editor-in-chief. She was formerly a journalist for the Sunday Times, a columnist for the Telegraph, editor of the Observer Magazine and Town & Country, and Features Director of Vogue.

Her new book tells the story of the enigmatic woman behind Christian Dior – his youngest sister Catherine, who inspired his most famous perfume and shaped his vision of femininity.

At this unique fundraising event at Framsden Hall on Friday 30th June, Ms Picardie will tell Catherine’s story and will sign copies of her new book, available at the event only discounted price of £20, all in aid of Ormiston Families.

Justine says: “I’m delighted to be able to support the vital work of Ormiston Families, and I’m looking forward to talking about Christian and Catherine Dior in such an enchanting setting.”

10:00am – Arrive at The Coach House, Helmingham Hall and enjoy complimentary Pimm’s/Coffee then take a tour with Xa Tollemache around the Gardens.

11:15am – Travel to Framsden Hall Barn

11:45am – Talk by Justine Picardie

1:00pm – Lunch and raffle followed by the opportunity to have your books signed.

Guests are welcome to look around the gardens of Framsden Hall at the end of the event.

For vegetarian lunch options or to notify our team of any other dietary requirements, please contact our Senior Philanthropy Manager Gavin Lamb via email at

Tickets must be booked in advance, and can be secured at a cost of £55, or £75 including a copy of Ms Picardie’s book, by using the below form.