The inimitable luxury of the House of Dior was recreated within the halls the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. The retrospective of Dior history is set out to bring back the fashion house’s magic after John Galliano debacle.
The display dwells on the very beginning, when on February 12, 1947 Paris witnessed a legendary event – the debut fashion show of the young Christian Dior. That day marked the birth of the “new look”, that made the fashion house and its founder a celebrity worldwide.
In sake of navigation in this recreated world of luxuriousness, the halls are themed. Therefore, one hall is devoted to flowers, which Dior adored since childhood. Alongside the frogs and gowns there are canvasses by Van Gogh, Renoir and Klimt.
A separate part of the exhibition is devoted to photographs and the work process. The exposition is complete with the celebrated Dior perfumes and statement accessories.
The launch of the exhibition was attended by all Russia major A-listers (including supermodel Natalia Vodyanova and actresses Svetlana Metkina), who came to witness the historic moment when so many Dior dresses and pieces are all put together for the very first time.
Christian Dior Chief Executive Sidney Toledano and Bernard Arnault, Chief Executive of LVMH–the world’s largest luxury brand and owner of Dior–jetted into Moscow for the exhibit.
THe Dior dresses exposition is opened for public access until 24 June.