Don’t Miss Your Last Chance To See The Dior Exhibit At The Brooklyn Museum: A Final Look Into The Exhibit
Now is your chance to make the trip to the Brooklyn Museum and see the Dior exhibit: “Designer of Dreams” before it’s too late. This enchanting, immersive show draws you through the history of the iconic House of Dior. The exhibit includes Dior’s start in fashion and his continuing legacy in the present. Look at breathtaking haute couture garments and groundbreaking moments in fashion in the exhibit curated by Florence Müller and Matthew Yokobosky. Sadly, the last day to view the exhibit in Brooklyn is February 20, 2022.
Based on a 2017 exhibition in Paris at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Brooklyn adaptation brings viewers on a moving journey through the House of Dior’s life with creator Christian Dior and his successors. Beginning with Christian Dior’s revolutionary feminist creation the “New Look” the installation moves through almost eight decades of couture designs. Along with hundreds of garments, the show features art, photography, and films to round off the French design house’s timeline.
Since Dior’s death in 1957, the fashion house has seen a line of successors. Starting with Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and ending with Maria Grazia Chiuri, the current head of Dior. Each section of the exhibit showcases the most memorable looks from each designer’s era.
Halfway into the installation is the toile room, it serves as a tribute to the atelier and seamstresses. Their talents bring the designer’s visions to reality. A floor-to-ceiling gallery holds garments in various stages of formation. The small, detailed markings on the clothes highlight the seamstress’s painstaking attention to detail that goes into every piece.
After walking through a dark room with walls filled with magazine covers of Dior is the Colorama installation. The Colorama section is filled with a beautiful rainbow motif of accessories and inspirations from Bohan’s era with the fashion house.
If you only spend time in one part of this Dior exhibit, it has to be the gown room. The massive room covered in walls of gowns and glitter from the fashion house’s exquisite work throughout the decades. Chirping birds and secret gardens accompany the gowns in this room. The design and execution of this part of the exhibit is an homage to Dior’s love of flowers.
The journey ends with a look into the stars – a gallery of dresses, photos, and short films take us through 75 years’ worth of celebrities who have dressed in Dior. Then, as you leave the gallery you read, “My dresses make a princess of every woman” – Christian Dior