A new exhibition pairs Dior's finest fashion moments with the art that inspired them.
As illustrious champion of the 'New Look' way back in 1947 Paris, Christian Dior established his house as one that harmoniouslt evokes the gracce of mid-twentieth century fashion and contemporary innovation. And now Moscow's Pushkin Museum, in collaboration with Dior, is celebrating the influence and inspiration behind Dior's signature looks in their exhibition, Inspiration Dior.
The exhibition pairs a vast selection of Dior's breathtaking haute couture designs with the unique works of art that have inspired them: an Autumn-Winter 2003/04 couture gown on display by John Singer Sargent's 'La Carmencita'; a luxurious tulle concoction from Autumn-Winter 2005/06 by Boldini's 'Portrait of Mrs. Charles Max'. Such displays show that the very pulse of Dior has always been art.
Dior's forays into the world of beauty will also be explored, with an installation by artist Olga Kisseleva capturing the sensuous olfactory experience found in every bottle of Dior perfume.
Inspiration Dior will celebrate a house whose mastery has resonated throughout the decades. With a collection of artistic inspiration that runs the gamut of Modigliani, Picasso, Goya and more, it's fair to say that the legacy of Christian Dior, master couturier, is in good company.
Inspiration Dior runs from April 28 to July 24 in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow.