The National Gallery of Victoria is presenting the world-premier exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture with a spectacular display of over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed 1947 to 2017. Inspired by the iconic staircase from the Paris couture house, the exhibition features a lavish staircase to a mezzanine level and well designed platforms all providing a real feast of design narrating the House’s rich history.
The positioning of the garments, the use of mirror and lighting provides unrestricted viewing and ease of access. All the garments can be viewed from every angle. We got up close and personal – it’s something to experience.
Christian Dior’s timing was ideal when he introduced a new post-war silhouette dubbed the ‘New Look’ by Harper’s Bazaar. Femininity was rediscovered with the rounded shoulders, boned bodices, nipped-in waists and full skirts. He was all about the woman inside.
The exhibition also includes a fabulous collection of designs by Christian Dior’s successive designers, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Raf Simons and the newly appointed Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Just when you think you’ve chosen a favourite, a few steps further on and you discover another. Where to begin?
It’s all so elegant …..
so luxurious …
so now …
and so spectacular.
Go and have your breath taken away.
The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
27 August – 7 November 2017
Open 10am–5pm daily
180 St Kilda road, Melbourne
+61 (0)3 8620 2222
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