Christian Dior exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum
Fashion lovers, listen! A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of legendary designer Christian Dior and his rise to fame through several breathtaking galleries.
Glittering walls and fluorescent lights illuminate the galleries of the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition. The exhibition chronicles the fashion journey of the famous designer since the end of the 1940s.
âIt’s a 75-year history of Maison Dior, which opened on February 12, 1947,â says curator Matthew Yokobosky. “It was a really big fashion moment where the figure that prevailed during WWII changed.”
The exhibition presents more than 200 timeless dresses, hundreds of accessories and videos that quickly transport visitors to the world of Dior.
âWe have a section called Colorama, dedicated to accessories. L’Atelier explains how the dresses go from a sketch to a three-dimensional shape. And then we have a section called The Enchanted Garden, devoted to ball gowns. And the last piece is called Stars in Dior, where you can see all your favorite stars who have worn Christian Dior on the catwalk, âsays Matthew.
The exhibition brings to life the many inspirations of Dior, from flowers to contemporary and classical art. The galleries are devoted not only to Christian Dior but also to the creators who succeeded him.
Its six successors are Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco FerrÃ© and the current designer Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Christian Dior died in 1957 at the age of 52, but his legacy lives on. The exhibition runs until February 2022.