A Glorious Dior Retrospective Is Making A Beeline For Melbourne
For all those couture obsessed hunnies Down Under, the clouds have opened up, an angelic choir is chorusing and the doves are ascending towards the heavens. The National Gallery of Victoria is proudly presenting The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. Set to open in August 2017, this immaculate exhibition will display more than 140 garments designed by the luxe French fashion house between 1947 and 2017.
From Dior’s inception through to now, the exhibition allows you to explore the history of the brand and its early influences, take a peek into the atelier workrooms, all the while considering the pivotal role accessories have played in shaping the brand and the milestones of its successive designers after Christian Dior’s death in 1957.
There are a number of themes throughout the exhibition, featuring pieces by seven designers who’ve impacted the iconic brand: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chuiri. The show will be accompanied by a number of talks, tours and events, a scholarly publication and the NGV Friday Nights program featuring live music, food and performances.
Whether you’re a major fashion buff or not, this is the perfect sneak peek into the goings on of a major fashion house without having to spend squillions on airfares to Paris. J’adore Dior indeed!
Where? National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
When? August 27 – November 7, 2017
Lead image: Mark Shaw