After Balenciaga sweeps through the halls of the Kimbell this winter, and Jeremy Scott dazzles at Dallas Contemporary this spring, the Dallas Museum of Art will host an equally glamorous fashion exhibition for Dallasites to swoon over throughout the summer. Today, the museum announced that it will present Dior: From Paris to the World, an exhibition which was organized by and debuted at the Denver Art Museum earlier this month. The show will be on view in Dallas from May 19 through September 1, 2019. This is its second and final stop in the United States.
A retrospective of the fashion house and its many notable creative directors, Dior: From Paris to the World includes a selection of more than 100 haute couture dresses, as well as accessories, archival images, sketches, runway videos, and more. The Dior Héritage Collection and other major institutions have loaned an array of precious items rarely seen outside of Europe. Visitors will also be able to get a peek behind the incredible process of couture-making.
The exhibition features profiles of founder Christian Dior, and some of his most memorable successors, including Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, the controversial John Galliano, Raf Simons, and the brand’s current artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
“The history and impact of The House of Dior is the result of a convergence of several artistic directors who have made visionary, yet distinct, contributions to the French haute couture house,” reads a statement from Sarah Schleuning, The Margot B. Perot senior curator of decorative arts and design at the DMA. “The exhibition takes audiences through more than seven decades of innovation, bringing together the most exciting, dynamic, and pivotal pieces.”
The exhibition is a continuation of the hugely popular Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve exhibition, which was mounted in Paris in 2017 for the label’s 70th anniversary. However, about two-thirds of the items are unique to Dior: From Paris to the World. The Wall Street Journal’s review called it “timelessly elegant, yet avant-garde.” Sounds good!