If you’re following PurseBlog on Instagram then you may have seen photos last week from Dior’s star-studded event in New York. The event kicked off the start of the Christian Dior: Designer Of Dreams exhibit, which has been reinvented at the Brooklyn Museum after successful stints in Paris, Shanghai, and London. I had the pleasure of attending the event preview before the public opening, and it truly was a magical evening. The exhibit was otherworldly, showcasing hundreds of pieces and artifacts from the House of Dior.

The Beginning

The exquisite experience chronicles the life and times of Christian Dior, both the man himself and the company as a whole. A new scenographic narrative encapsulates more than 70 years of history, all brought to life and imagined by Mr. Dior himself.

The exhibition features countless pieces from the Dior archive, from conception to completion, such as sketches, fabric swatches, and prototypes to the finished product. There is something to be seen around every corner.

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams opens with a journey from Paris to New York, when Mr. Dior flew to America in September 1947, establishing his stateside subsidiary a year later. Some of his earliest haute couture creations are seen along this portion of the journey, which provides a look into the mind of a creative genius.

A Journey Through Art & Fashion

From there, the exhibition celebrates many other moments in Dior’s history. There are odes to some of the most celebrated American photographers, showcasing iconic prints of the past and present, all of which captured Dior’s flamboyant silhouettes as well as the creations of his successors.

Speaking of successors, a large part of the exhibit showcases the visions and works of Dior’s Artistic Directors, from Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano (who can forget his iconic newsprint), and Raf Simons to the beloved Maria Grazia Chiuri. There are dresses that have been worn by some of the most cherished actresses of all time, from Grace Kelly to Jennifer Lawrence, and other magical pieces around every corner.

From art to fashion and a dream that began with one man, Christian Dior: Designer Of Dreams is a magical exploration of art and fashion, and it is a must-see if you’re in or visiting New York this fall. See more from the experience below, all photos courtesy of Dior.

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Anna @ Home&Away
Anna @ Home&Away
1 year ago

Go go go go now! I saw this exhibit when it was first in Paris, at the Louvre, and it is one of the most magnificent, best-produced, inspiring and impressive and simply GORGEOUS artistic exhibits I have ever seen and experienced anywhere (this is coming from someone who has been SPOILED SILLY with the Hermitage, the NYC Met, the Uffizi etc and private galleries in Shanghai and Paris from pre-teen years.). If I could get myself to Nyc (where I lived for 7 years) right now JUST FOR THIS – I would!!! (Okay I would also get an nyc plain cheese slice and a toasted scooped bagel with salmon schmear and a perfect vodka martini with a twist but I could do those before and after the exhibit)

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

I saw the exhibit at the Louvre, too! It was breathtaking! Imo, no other designer conceptualized the beauty and elegance of women more than Christian Dior!

BabyBandit
BabyBandit
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

Me three! I personally loves going to museums/exhibitions, and this one is a dream… My favourite was the white cubicles with white sample garments, I remember the ceiling was a mirror and that room feels like an endless heaven of dresses. And the miss Dior dresses were also amazing.

Anna @ Home&Away
Anna @ Home&Away
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

Absolutely agree and have been a lifetime Dior fan, but also imho this exhibit specifically elevates the Dior vision, artistry, craftsmanship and legacy by a factor of 10, easy.

Janine
Janine
1 year ago

Looks absolutely stunning, I wish I could go!
xx Janine
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