Christian Dior drapes fabric over fashion model Sylvie Hirsch in 1948. Dior remained at the helm of his eponymous fashion house for 10 years, until his death in 1957.
After its debut at the Denver Art Museum last fall, the largest American retrospective of haute couture house Dior has made its way to the Dallas Museum of Art. Open May 19 through Sept. 1, surveys more than 70 years of the brand, featuring more than a hundred couture dresses alongside accessories, photographs, sketches and runway video. “Dallas is a city that appreciates and enjoys the artistic impact of fashion,” says Catherine Marcus Rose, president of the Dallas Museum of Art’s board of trustees. “Visitors to the DMA’s Dior exhibition will be amazed by the degree to which paintings and sculpture have influenced the fashions created by Dior’s designers for over 70 years.” The extensive show highlights founding couturier Christian Dior and his succeeding artistic directors, including Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri. “Christian Dior traveled to Dallas in 1947, early in his career,” Rose continues. “How thrilling to now have this opportunity nearly 75 years later to celebrate his remarkable legacy.” Weekday tickets $20, weekend tickets $25