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Historical exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World opens in Dallas

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, July 2, 2019  /  11:06 am
Historical exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World opens in Dallas

'Dior: From Paris to the World' exhibition is featured at the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, the United States, from May 19 to Sept. 1. (Courtesy of/Dior/James Florio)

The Dior: From Paris to the World exhibition by French fashion house Dior is making an appearance at the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, the United States, from May 19 to Sept. 1.

The exhibit celebrates over 70 years of haute couture in a retrospective that shows the changes in fashion trends around the world through the decades and explored by founding couturier Christian Dior and his successors.

In total, it features over 200 pieces that were curated by Dallas Museum of Art senior curator of decorative arts and design Sarah Schleuning in collaboration with Florence Müller, who curated an earlier edition at the Denver Art Museum.

The event includes pieces from Dior’s New Look to the latest circus-inspired haute couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Many of the featuring items let guests peek behind the curtains of haute couture through memorabilia and other archived items.

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Guests can view the styles and toile prototypes from the atelier used to bring iconic collections to the world, along with never-before-seen film footage, rare archives, original sketches and other objects related to Dior perfumes and makeup.

With several reinterpretations from the previous exhibition in Denver, the current Dior: From Paris to the World in the Dallas Museum of Art features brand-new décor and items tailored to suit Dior’s history with the city.

Responsible for adapting scenography to the new setting is New York-based architect Shohei Shigematsu, who provides visitors with 15 unique thematic spaces with distinct décor that pairs exhibition pieces with complimentary artwork in the museum.

The Dallas exhibition will exclusively feature a rare archival scrapbook, complete with press clippings, photographs, advertisements and sketches based on Christian Dior’s fashion show in 1954, when he first introduced the H-line, a feminine silhouette with a slight accent on the waist. (ayr/wng)