Design Museum: New Dior exhibition at Musée Christian Dior
Design museum is proud to present The New Look Revolution, an exhibition dedicated to this very special chapter in the history of fashion at Musée Christian Dior. When Christian Dior unveiled his début haute couture collection in Paris on 12 February 1947, it signalled the demise of austere, masculine style, announcing instead a triumphant return to femininity
In this new exhibition at the Musée Christian Dior, housed in Dior’s childhood home in Granville, Normandy, curator Florence Müller looks back on the designer’s first haute couture collection, and its impact on the house’s contemporary designs—from Victoire de Castellane’s jewelry to Raf Simons’s pleated skirts.
Not in Normandy? No fear: the accompanying book by author Laurence Benaïm (prefaced by Muller) explores the fashion revolution in print, and will be available in the US in September.
The exhibition features an exquisite selection of haute couture pieces dating from 1947 to 2015: photographs, documents, New Look memorabilia, manuscripts, original drawings, miniatures of the Barsuit, New Look dolls, patterns and toiles, along with a tribute to the legendary Miss Dior perfume.