House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

Art, Design NGV International , Southbank Sunday August 27 2017 - Monday November 6 2017
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House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
Photograph: Wayne Taylor
Models Sandra Sundelin, Alejandra Zuluaga, Ella Bond, Maddison Lukes and Bela Pelacio Hazewinkel – wearing Christian Dior Couture

NGV and the famous French maison have collaborated to create this world premiere exhibition of more than 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture

The National Gallery of Victoria's 2017 fashion blockbuster is a Melbourne-exclusive exhibition created by the gallery in collaboration with the House of Dior. 

Founded by Christian Dior in 1946, the house is best known for the 'new look', a voluminous and ultra-feminine silhouette that came to define post-war dressing.

This exhibition focuses explicitly on Dior's Haute Couture creations – so craftsmanship will be central. The garments made in the Christian Dior atelier often take hundreds of hours, and dozens of skilled hands to assemble. Consequently, a piece of Haute Couture costs tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Which is to say, House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture is your best bet for getting up close and personal with this rarefied fusion of art, design and fashion.

Read more about the House of Dior and what will be featured in this exhibition.


Venue name: NGV International
Address: 180 St Kilda Rd
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders Street
Price: $10-$26
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