Get Ready to Celebrate: Dior Brings Exhibition and Pop-Up To Australia

To celebrate the House of Dior’s 70th anniversary, Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria will host an exclusive exhibition showcasing the designs and legacy of fashion icon Christian Dior.

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

The exhibition runs from August 27 to November 7 and will see over 140 couture garments flown in from Paris and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alongside the haute couture threads, the world premiere of the exhibition will showcase accessories, photographs, sketches and fabrics, stretching the length of the iconic brand’s history. The Melbourne display will be the first of three exhibitions to stage Dior’s ground-breaking work, with subsequent showings hosted in Paris and New York.

Model Wendy Rogerson wears Dior’s Coquette dress from the 1948 autumn-winter collection. Image Credit: Dior

Speaking at a launch event last month, Tony Ellwood, the gallery director, said ‘highlights of the NGV’s House of Dior exhibition will include one of the few surviving examples of Christian Dior’s New Look collection, which revitalized women’s fashion in the post-war era.”

Sydney-dwellers will also be given the chance to experience the French fashion house first hand. As part of The House of Dior exhibition, David Jones will play host to Australia’s first-ever Dior pop-up in their Elizabeth Street store. The pop-up opens August 9, before heading to Melbourne’s Bourke Street store August 25.

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will run August 27 to November 7 at NGV International. Tickets are available here