We all have heard of the designer brand Christian Dior and now we can walk through the beautiful exhibit located in the Brooklyn Museum! Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams explores the history of the House of Dior, bringing to life Dior’s many sources of inspiration—from the splendor of flowers and other natural forms to classical and contemporary art.
With objects drawn primarily from the Dior archives, the exhibition presents a wide array of over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, and accessories, and features works from the Museum’s collection. Presented are galleries devoted to the years that Dior, as well as his six successors, each designed at the House of Dior, followed by eighteenth-century-inspired gowns, a “colorama” display of Dior accessories, and a gallery of toiles (the full-scale, 3-D mockups used to confirm finished designs) showcasing the dressmaking process. As a grand finale to the Dior exhibit, the central atrium of Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux Arts Court is redesigned as an enchanted garden, with a concluding gallery celebrating outfits worn by celebrities like Grace Kelly and Jennifer Lawrence.