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Seventy Years Of Dior Couture To Grace The NGV

09 December 2016

Victoria has long attracted world-premiere must-see exhibitions and yet another is on its way – with The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture set to arrive at the National Gallery of Victoria in time for Spring 2017.

A collaboration between the House of Dior and the NGV, the Melbourne-exclusive exhibition will celebrate seventy years of one of the world’s most influential fashion labels.

It brings together 140 of the greatest designs in the history of fashion, from Christian Dior’s iconic Spring 1947 ‘New Look’ collection to signature ballgowns and contemporary couture.

The exhibition brings together early designs of founder, Christian Dior and follows his legacy through the work of revered designers Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and now, Maria-Grazia Chiuri.

In addition to the stunning garments, the exhibition will also feature accessories, sketches, photographs and multimedia material.

The NGV is no stranger to presenting spectacular fashion exhibitions, with the likes of 2014 The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, 200 Years of Australian Fashion earlier this year and Victor & Rolf Fashion Artists currently on display.

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will be at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia from 25 August to 7 November 2017.

Tickets on sale now: Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

“2017 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year for the NGV and for art, design and fashion lovers. The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will be a stylish addition to our unparalleled creative calendar.”

“This exciting collaboration with one of the world’s great fashion houses is a testament to the NGV’s global standing, the strength of its fashion collection and expertise and its role in our creative state.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren

“Big exhibitions bring a steady stream of visitors to Victoria – and that keeps our bars, cafes and shops full. It means jobs for Victorians and a stronger state.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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