Published on : Thursday, December 15, 2016
Victoria has long attracted world-premiere must-see exhibitions and yet another is on its way – with The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture set to arrive at the National Gallery of Victoria in time for Spring 2017.
A collaboration between the House of Dior and the NGV, the Melbourne-exclusive exhibition will celebrate seventy years of one of the world’s most influential fashion labels. It brings together 140 of the greatest designs in the history of fashion, from Christian Dior’s iconic Spring 1947 ‘New Look’ collection to signature ballgowns and contemporary couture.
“2017 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year for the NGV and for art, design and fashion lovers. The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will be a stylish addition to our unparalleled creative calendar,” Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said in a media statement.
The exhibition brings together early designs of founder, Christian Dior and follows his legacy through the work of revered designers Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and now, Maria-Grazia Chiuri.
“Big exhibitions bring a steady stream of visitors to Victoria – and that keeps our bars, cafes and shops full. It means jobs for Victorians and a stronger state,” Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren said.
In addition to the stunning garments, the exhibition will also feature accessories, sketches, photographs and multimedia material.
The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will be at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia from 25 August to 7 November 2017.