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The façade of 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, about 1947. Photograph by Willy Maywald. © Association Willy Maywald ADAGP, Paris 2018.

 

Extended through the end of October, don’t miss the final weeks to swoon over the glamorous Dior: From Paris to the World exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art.

 

Christian Dior

Left: Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior. Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018. “Dior Red” ball gown in tiered tulle fans, after the design Francis Poulenc. Right: Christian Dior draping fabric over model Sylvie, 1948. Courtesy of Christian Dior.

 

Surveying more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s legacy, the exhibit features a dynamic selection of haute couture dresses, photographs, original sketches, runway videos and other archival gems.

 

Portrait of Gianfranco Ferre, about 1990

Portrait of Gianfranco Ferré (artistic director 1989-1996), about 1990.

 

The exhibition profiles both the designer himself, as well as the subsequent artistic directors who helped carry Dior’s vision into the 21st century.

 

If you have not yet purchased tickets to view the legendary couturier’s collections, it should be the hottest item atop your fall to-do list!

 

Photos courtesy of the DMA.

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