Here’s How You Can View 150 Iconic Dior Couture Dresses in Person
The guest list for any Christian Dior haute couture show is tiny, and the likelihood for most people in the States to get to see one of the Parisian fashion house’s glorious gowns IRL is tinier—that is, until November 2018 comes around.
According to WWD, Dior is bringing its first-ever U.S. retrospective to Denver next year, meaning you’ll soon be able to look at your favorite, most unforgettable couture gowns up close. Titled, Dior: From Paris to the World, the show will open at the Denver Art Museum and is set to highlight more than 70 years of the brand’s rich history. It will run through March 3, 2019, and will be directed by Florence Müller, the museum’s curator of textile art and fashion.
“Artistic interpretation has always been a key factor to the House of Dior’s success in creating a global legacy for the French haute couture house,” Müller told WWD. “Each one of the artistic directors has accomplished this during their tenure and through their visions. Visitors will witness this through thematic exhibition sections, and will also begin to understand how the Americas contributed to the success of the house over a seven-decade period.”
Basically, the exhibition will include 150 couture dresses designed by Christian Dior himself along with creative directors like Yves Saint Laurent, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri, the brand's current artistic director.
So what can we expect to see? While we’ll be busy perusing the Internet for archive images of Dior couture dresses, there’s one we certainly hope fits the museum bill: Jennifer Lawrence’s iconic 2013 Oscars gown.