DIOR AT NGV
The National Gallery of Victoria is staging “The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture”. Exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and includes a sumptuous display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017. “The House of Dior” explores the story of the fashion house through a series of themes, featuring works by the seven designers who have played key roles in shaping Dior’s renowned fashionable silhouette: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Highlights include examples from Christian Dior’s iconic spring 1947 “New Look” collection, displays of Dior’s signature ball gowns and evening dresses, as well as designs from the inaugural couture collection of the House’s first female head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Ongoing, Daily 10am–5pm, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 8620 2222. ngv.vic.gov.au
Christian Dior (designer), “Abandon”, Autumn – Winter 1948. Haute Couture Collection. Model: Bela Pelacio Hazewinkel.