Sunday, October 17 —
11am - 6pm
200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum
Running through February 20th, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibit—thoroughly explores the high fashion history of The House of Dior. Dating back to the turn of the 20th century, when the brand’s namesake Christian Dior founded the label. The exhibit is co-curated by Dior scholar Florence Müller, curator of Textile Art and Fashion at the Denver Art Museum.
The multi-gallery exhibit brings many of Dior’s sources of inspiration to life, including flowers, nature, classical and contemporary art, featuring artwork from the Brooklyn Museum‘s collections. Objects on display will be primarily from the extensive Dior archives and some 200 haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, and accessories.
The Brooklyn Museum wastes no time transporting visitors into the world of Dior — as you enter the circular exhibit, you’re met with a video of models strutting down the catwalk in their Dior duds and you’re quickly thrust into mid-20th century fashions that the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe once wore.
The entire exhibit is set up across two rings — an outer ring, which features separate sections detailing the history, the legacy and the inspiration of Christian Dior, and the inner ring, where “The Enchanted Garden” exists.
Seeing Dior up close is an enchanting experience. The exhibit allows you to actually see the intricate embroidery, trim and lace, and construction of every piece, all masterpieces. The timeless ball gowns, the chic suits and the form-fitting jackets all require their own spotlight and they shine.
There’s also an entire section of fashion photographs by world-renowned photographers like Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Gordon Parks, and Richard Rutledge featuring Dior creations. Additionally, in a section called “Stars in Dior,” which is covered with projected stars, you get to see the exact Dior outfits worn by celebrities across time from Rihanna to Princess Diana. Each getup is paired with a photo of the celebrity that wore it, so you can see it in form and in use.
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