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Dec 11

Exhibition – Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

December 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The New York premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior. The exhibition brings 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 includes a vast array of over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, and works from the Museum’s collection. The haute couture on view exemplifies many of the French couturier’s fabled silhouettes, including the “New Look,” which debuted in 1947.

Presented are galleries devoted to Dior and the artistic directors who succeeded him—Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. A toile room, a tribute to the Ateliers, and adjacent galleries of couture garments showcase the excellence of Dior’s petites mains. The central atrium of our Beaux-Arts Court has been redesigned as an enchanted garden, and a concluding gallery celebrates dresses worn by stars from Grace Kelly to Jennifer Lawrence.

The Brooklyn Museum presentation of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is curated by Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion, Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum.

Exhibition Date: September 10, 2021 – February 20, 2022

Location: Brooklyn Museum, Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor


Adults: $25

Adults 65+: $16

​Visitors with disabilities (care partner free of charge): $16

Students 13+ (with valid I.D.): $16

​Ages 4 to 12: $10

Ages 3 and under: Free

Members: Free

Group tours and school groups – Special rates apply

All tickets to the Museum will be timed in 15-minute increments to adhere to social distancing and capacity guidelines.


December 11, 2021
11:00 am - 8:00 pm


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