After impressive success in Paris, Shanghai, and London, the “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” exhibition will soon enjoy a long run at the Brooklyn Museum, in New York City. The event will run from September 10 to February 20, 2022.
With Paris being taken over by ‘Couture Week’ or NYFW, breathtaking sets for fashion shows have had us already relentlessly gawking at our phone screens. The one that is making history, however, is dedicated to Dior.
Earlier this year, a dedication was made to the legendary fashion icon through its Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection. The mystery that surrounds a Dior couture creation rests on the legacy of deep knowledge of savoir-faire.
According to WWD, Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, developed a series of ensembles that reflect Dior’s passion for a tarot reading. Through exquisite brocades, hand-dyed garments, and minuscule embroidery, the House of Dior reaffirms itself as a giant of the Haute Couture world.
Another major dedication happening is the launch of the ‘designer of dreams’ exhibition. It marks the first major New York exhibition dedicated to Dior, since the 1996 retrospective, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The exhibition explores the house’s 70-plus-year history through 300 garments, photos, videos, sketches, accessories and perfume ephemera, augmented by artworks from the museum’s collection.
On display will be archived photographs, videos, sketches, Dior’s one-of-a-kind 31-inch Fashion Doll, and garments that nod to each and every look that has defined the label. This includes Christian Dior’s iconic ‘New Look’ collection, which first made its runway debut in 1947.
According to Fashion Week Daily, visitors will also be drawn to a toile room, a tribute to Dior’s ateliers, followed by the grand finale: a transformed Beaux-Arts Court which will resemble an enchanted garden. This will house historic pieces worn by celebrities like Grace Kelly and Jennifer Lawrence alike.
“I think it’s wonderful to revive this tie and cultural legacy; it’s fundamental to celebrating the link between Dior and the United States, which was so important for transforming Monsieur Dior and his brand into an international force.”Maria Grazia Chiuri, Director of women collections at Dior
They have already displayed the ‘Dior Medallion Chair’ exhibition at the Salone del Mobile 2021 in Milan, spotlighting the House emblem for Dior Maison. These were reinterpreted by 17 international artists, architects and designers including; India Mahdavi, Sam Baron, and Pierre Yovanovitch.
Now the ‘New Look’ is arriving in New York once again.
The Brooklyn Museum presentation of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is curated by Florence Müller; Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion, who is in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky; Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture of the Brooklyn Museum.
When you say the words: ‘Christian Dior’ you really do think of the words, French, couture, luxury and beauty.
Anyone and any woman wanted Christian Dior’s clothes. In fact, they still do.
In 1906, Dior opened his own fashion house and revolutionised fashion with his first collection: ‘New Look’.
The look was the complete opposite of what he had done in the past 5 years. Dior brought the shoulder in and slopped it, he nipped the materials in the waist and had incredibly full skirts that elegantly dropped down to the ankle.
All techniques were known to simply accentuate their feminity and glorify their beauty.
In the 1950s, Dior became the most famous fashion brand in history after designing for the likes of Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth and even the Dutchess of Windsor.
His empire thrived on the basis of luxury ready-to-wear products. From gloves, stockings, perfumes, hats and even corsets.
After his passing in 1957, his assistant, Yves Saint Laurent, took over the business and became the world’s youngest couturier, aged 21.
“Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity. Outside this, believe me, there is no elegance. Only pretension”Christian Dior
Now high-end buyers, Dior lovers and celebrities like; Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Marion Cotillard, Travis Scott, David Beckham and Mila Kunis thrive on it.
Even though the exhibition is open to the public, with proof of vaccination, of course, there is guaranteed stardom to be seen for the V.I.P opening dinner event.
Last year actor, Eddie Redmayne and British historian, broadcast journalist Tristram Hunt, was spotted on the opening night.
On the VIP preview night, the foyer of the museum will epitomise glamour at its peak, weaving together fashion and style with an element of magical surprise.
This is all dedicated to the iconic designer who started this phenomenon.
We cannot wait to see which Dior lovers make an appearance!
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The Designer of Dreams’ Exhibition in Brooklyn is definitely going to be one to see.
Who wouldn’t want to step into a room filled with luxurious garments and bask in the glory that once was Christian Dior?
If you have not yet treated your eyes to one of the previous exhibitions, take a look at the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibition in Chengdu. It’s amazing: