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Inside the New Dior Exhibition That Landed in Brooklyn
If you haven’t yet been to the Brooklyn Museum, nestled in the borough's Park Slope neighborhood, the arrival of Dior’s "Designer of Dreams" exhibition is the perfect excuse to make the trip. In a well-executed timeline of the storied maison’s history, the showcase tracks its most memorable designs following the explosion of the brand's New Look era—some of which are being put on display for the first time.
Now open to the public, the exhibition begins by transporting visitors back to 1947 through an exclusive batch of Christian Dior's first haute couture designs. From there, we see the brand's climb to powerhouse status through photography and its proximity to iconic industry figures like Annie Leibovitz and David LaChapelle. It, of course, wouldn't be a Dior party without mention of all the contributions from Mr. Dior's successors: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
The display touches upon all the things that make the brand so distinctly Dior, like star motifs, a makeshift garden, and monochromatic moments. With sections dedicated entirely to these references, loyal fans will appreciate the showcase's detail, while fashion newbies are in for a sharp history lesson. Ahead is a sneak peek at what you can expect. For those hoping to make the trip, the exhibition is open until February 20, 2022.
It's definitely worth the trip.