Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is coming to Shanghai

THE widely loved and spoken about Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition is on at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai until October 4 2020. Having already inspired all those who have come to see the Dior magic in London‘s Victoria & Albert Museum and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the exhibition is coming to China with a new scenography with more exceptional couture pieces on display.

Images from the show Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Over 250 couture dresses will be on display, with exclusive illustrations by René Gruau and Christian Bérard as well as celebrated Chinese artists to highlight the bond between the French fashion house and this country since 1947. Oriole Cullen, the curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion at the V&A took charge of ensuring both homage to heritage and creativity was met in this exhibition by commemorating Monsieur Dior‘s vision, and his successors such as Yves Saint Laurent, all the way to today’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Images from the show Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Over seventy years of fashion is to be honoured revealing an in-depth look into Dior with archival documents, photographs, collection sketches and perfumes to be enjoyed by all who visit. The classic house fragrances such as Miss Dior and J‘adore will be taken apart for you to see the process of how these feminine scents were created.

Images from the show Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Those with an interest in the history of fashion, Dior’s New Look that changed the fashion scene in 1947 will be there for you to see first-hand. For those who don’t know, this was the first collection by Monsieur Dior and it featured a new silhouette where the models had rounded shoulders, a tiny waist and a large full skirt which collectively accentuated the female figure changing how women dressed.

Other inspirations that influence Dior like nature and the opulence of Versailles, this exhibition offers the most special and unique look at this brand’s universe it has created.

by Imogen Clark

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