PARIS — After a extremely profitable debut in Paris and stops in London and Shanghai, Dior is bringing its blockbuster retrospective to New York City.
“Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” will run on the Brooklyn Museum from Sept. 10 to Feb. 20, 2022, in an up to date model, that includes a number of designs by founder Christian Dior on show for the primary time, and presenting the home’s creations alongside works from the museum’s assortment.
It marks the primary main New York exhibition devoted to Dior for the reason that 1996 retrospective on the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The occasion, which is able to take over the venue’s spacious Beaux-Arts Court, shall be curated by Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation curator of textile artwork and trend on the Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, senior curator of trend and materials tradition on the Brooklyn Museum.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of ladies’s collections at Dior, famous that in 1949 the Brooklyn Museum hosted the exhibition “Two Centuries of French Fashion Elegance,” which featured a group of French costume dolls made by the Syndicat de la Couture de Paris as an expression of gratitude to the United States.
“The mannequins showcased pieces by the best French couturiers, among them Christian Dior, of course. I think it’s wonderful to revive this tie and cultural legacy; it’s fundamental to celebrating the link between Dior and the United States, which was so important for transforming Monsieur Dior and his brand into an international force,” she mentioned in a press release.
Dior, who began his profession as a gallerist, established a presence in New York the 12 months after founding his trend home in 1947. Models from his Corolle and En Huit traces shall be displayed alongside work, together with a piece by Paul-César Helleu, one of many designer’s favourite artists.
A devoted house will have fun American masters of images together with Richard Avedon, whose “Dovima with the Elephants” shall be flanked by prints from the likes of Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, Henry Clarke, Lillian Bassman, Frances McLaughlin-Gill, William Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts and David LaChapelle.
The creations of the home’s successive creative administrators shall be showcased within the context of cultural historical past, akin to highlighting Yves Saint Laurent’s affinity with beatniks and Marc Bohan’s fascination with Jackson Pollock.
Since becoming a member of the home in 2016, Chiuri has collaborated with artists akin to Judy Chicago, whose monumental set up “The Dinner Party” is a part of the everlasting assortment on the Brooklyn Museum, the nation’s solely main museum to have a devoted middle for feminist artwork.
For the finale of the exhibition, the Beaux-Arts Court has been redesigned as an enchanted backyard with a sky constellated by stars. There, guests will be capable of uncover clothes worn by actresses from Grace Kelly to Jennifer Lawrence.
Dior was embraced by the U.S. press from the beginning. It was Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Carmel Snow who famously dubbed his first designs the New Look. Images of the creations had been featured in Life journal.
Just a few months later, Neiman Marcus gave Dior its “Oscar” Award for Distinguished Service within the Field of Fashion, prompting the designer to embark on a visit by the U.S. that led to the opening of the Christian Dior New York department on Fifth Avenue in 1948.
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