The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture | NGV
The seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior at the National Gallery of Victoria, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture.
The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture is the best fashion exhibition I have ever been to. Yes, a big statement but it is true.
Walking around the exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria was like a dream. I felt excited, emotional, overwhelmed and in awe seeing these iconic designs from designers Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
The House of Dior has influenced how we all dress today. Timeless, sophisticated and classic, Christian Dior's iconic spring 1947 New Look feminine silhouette is still the elegant shape we look to seventy years later.
I grew up flipping through Vogue seeing Galliano's theatrical pieces on the runway. I watched Raf in the film Dior and I adding his unique flair to the label. Now, I am watching Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior's first female head designer, make her mark. Today, the garments are on our doorstep and we have the opportunity to see them in the flesh. It is very special.
It is also very special for Melbourne as it's the first complete Dior collection to be showing outside of Paris. Exhibitions like this solidify Melbourne as a fashion capital. That makes me pretty proud.
Make sure you visit the exhibition while it's on for another few weeks. Take a look below for the extended opening hours.
Organised by the National Gallery of Victoria and Christian Dior Couture.
UNTIL 7 NOV 17 | OPEN 10AM–5PM DAILY
EXTENDED OPENING HOURS
THU 2 NOV: 9am–9pm FRI 3 NOV: 9am–5pm
FRI 3 NOV: NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS 6–10pm (Separate ticket required)
SAT 4 NOV: 9am–5pm
SAT 4 NOV: SATURDAY NIGHT AT NGV 6pm–midnight (Separate ticket required)
SAT 4 NOV: 9.30pm–midnight (Timed ticket required)
SUN 5 NOV: 9am–9pm
MON 6 NOV: 9am–9pm
TUE 7 NOV: Melbourne Cup Day 9am–9pm