Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibit Opens at the Brooklyn Museum

Opening on September 10th, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams will make its mark at the Brooklyn Museum. This exhibition follows the success of its previous installation at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and is reinvented by curator Florence Müller, in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, to explore a new scenographic narrative. The expansively curated items accompany the existing works at Brooklyn Museum, with never-before-seen displays by Dior, revealed in the stately 20,000 square foot Beaux-Arts Court. Starting from 1947, the exhibition explores Dior’s journey over seventy years, including the evolution of design in Paris, the brand’s long-standing interconnectedness with New York, its formidable Haute Couture, as well as photography and painting. Dior’s impressive roster of artistic directors, from Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano to current creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri are showcased, exploring the exemplary elements they’ve brought to the maison’s heritage. Must-see moments include the toile room—a tribute to the Ateliers—accessory displays including hats by Stephen Jones, and an enchanted garden complete with a sky dedicated to the Christian Dior lucky star. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams will be on view to the public until February 22nd, 2022.

View the gallery for a look at the exhibit.