House of Dior to celebrate its 70th anniversary in Melbourne

Witness the entire collection from the House of Dior as the most prestigious couture house is all set to celebrate its 70th anniversary traveling all the way to Melbourne.


Christian Dior draping fabric over fashion model Sylvie c. 1948 © Christian Dior Photo: Bellini

If you are a fashion lover, fashion student, fashion writer or anyone who is touched by fashion in anyway, then you can’t afford to miss the exhibition from the House of Dior at National Gallery of Victoria. Interestingly, it is the first time the entire collection is traveling outside of Paris.

The House of Dior, one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world is all set to celebrate its 70th anniversary and to mark the occasion the National Gallery of Victoria will present the never-before-seen exhibition ‘The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International.


Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house) John Galliano (designer) spring−summer 1997 haute couture Photo by Michael Thompson, featured in Vogue Paris, 1997 © Licensed by Trunk Archive Model: Kylie Bax

Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and will feature a sumptuous display of over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed from 1947 to 2017. Highlights include examples from Christian Dior’s iconic Spring 1947 ‘New Look’ collection, magnificent displays of Dior’s signature ball gowns and evening dresses, as well as current contemporary designs from the House’s first female head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

The exhibition will also explore Dior’s unique affinity with Australia, including the historic Spring 1948 fashion parade at David Jones, Sydney, where House models wore fifty original creations by Christian Dior. This is considered the first complete Dior collection to be shown outside of Paris.


Coquette dress, autumn−winter 1948 haute couture collection Photo © Clifford Coffin/Licensed by Trunk Archive Model: Wenda Rogerson (Parkinson)

The exhibition opening will be celebrated with the inaugural NGV Gala, a ticketed, black-tie ball on Saturday 26 August 2017. The proceeds from this event will go toward supporting the NGV Fashion and Textiles Collection.

When: 27 August – 7 November 2017

Where: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

For more information: Visit Melbourne

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