CHRISTIAN DIOR ‘FROM PARIS TO THE WORLD’ EXHIBIT IN DALLAS
This retrospective celebrates more than seventy years of haute couture, in a voyage through time and the numerous countries.
June 3, 2019
Following its resounding success at the Denver Art Museum, the Christian Dior ‘From Paris to the World’ exhibit is arriving, in a new version, at the Dallas Museum of Art, from May 19th to September 1st, 2019.
The museum will present creations exhibited for the first time, ranging from Christian Dior’s New Look to the latest haute couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri, dedicated to the enchanting world of the circus. The Christian Dior ‘From Paris to the World’ exhibit will also feature more than 200 exceptional pieces, revealing the behind-the-scenes and the richness of the House’s universe, including haute couture styles and toile prototypes from the atelier that were used to bring collections to life, as well as precious photographs, never-before seen film footage, rare archives, original sketches and objects related to Dior perfumes and makeup.This exhibition recounts the extraordinary destiny of the French couturier, who was idolized by Hollywood and the world’s biggest stars, a sublimehomage to his creative vision and that of his successors.
The scenography, which was readapted especially for this museum, was designed by the architect Shohei Shigematsu*, who also created the set for the prior show at the Denver Art Museum. Upon entering, the visitor is plunged into the magic and the dream of 30 Avenue Montaigne, through an immersive décor, before discovering fifteen thematic spaces, moving from icons to a love of art and foreign cultures. Not forgetting, of course, the “Ladies in Dior”: faithful muses, ardent clients or famous stars, from Marilyn Monroe to Natalie Portman.
This retrospective celebrates more than seventy years of haute couture, in a voyage across time and the many countries explored by the founding couturier and his successors, elevated by the magic of a scenography that has been specially reinterpreted for this museum. It will also present more than 200 exceptional pieces – from original sketches to haute couture creations exhibited here for the first time ever – unveiling the behind-the-scenes workings and richness of the universes – both fashion and beauty – at the House of Dior.