In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world, the National Gallery of Victoria will present the never-before-seen exhibition “The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture” at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November, 2017.
Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and will feature a sumptuous display of over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed from 1947 to 2017.
Drawing primarily on material from the House of Dior archive in Paris and the NGV Collection, the exhibition will also feature accessories, sketches, photographs, multimedia and archival material.
The exhibition will narrate the rich history of the fashion house, including Christian Dior‘s early influences, the design codes synonymous with Dior, as well as the milestones of its six successive designers following Christian Dior‘s sudden death in 1957.
The exhibition will also explore Dior‘s unique affinity with Australia, including the historic Spring 1948 fashion parade at David Jones, Sydney, where House models wore fifty original creations by Christian Dior.
This is considered the first complete Dior collection to be shown outside of Paris.
Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
August 25 – November 7, 2017
NVG International, Melbourne