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25 August

Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria To Hold Dior Retrospective

The National Gallery of Victoria will hold a Dior retrospective running from August 27th to November 7th and timed to coincide with Dior’s 70th anniversary celebrations. “The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture” showcases over 220 haute couture garments, toiles, sketches and photographs from 1947 through 2017 and includes 140 fully dressed mannequins. The exhibition covers over 20,0oo square feet and features various sections that document the early years under Christian Dior, as well as the six creative directors who succeeded him, the house codes, accessories and perfumes. All the pieces in the exhibition were acquired via the Christian Dior archive and 12 other international institutions and private lenders which include Vogue International editor Hamish Bowles and Miranda Kerr, who offered her Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior haute couture wedding gown and headpiece. The house’s President and CEO, Sidney Toledano, noted on the exhibition: “It is a great pleasure and honour for the House of Dior to be celebrating its anniversary in 2017 in Melbourne, this exhibition will be the biggest Dior retrospective ever held in Australia.” Tickets for the exhibition are available now.