On the heels of stunning tours in London, Paris, and Shanghai, an exhibition honoring Mr. Christian Dior’s heritage will travel to the Middle East.
The show will span 70 years of Dior design, from the renowned “new style” that started it all in 1947 through his love of the Palace of Versailles in Paris and the gardens that inspired him so much. The exhibition will also show how, after Mr. Dior died in 1957, designers like Mr. Yves Saint Laurent and Mr. Marc Bohan carried on the brand, gaining inspiration from Dior’s work.
The exhibition will include a unique display of haute couture by Mr. Dior’s successors, Mr. Saint Laurent and Mr. Bohan, as well as Mr. Gianfranco Ferre and Mr. John Galliano, as well as Mr. Raf Simons’ and the house’s current creative director Ms. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s more contemporary works.
The show, which began in Paris in 2019 and journeyed to London and Shanghai before being interrupted because of the pandemic, now, as the world slowly reopens, Dior is commemorating the occasion by presenting not one, but two exhibitions at the same time. The first will debut in September in New York, with a second set to debut in November in Qatar.
Mr. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, a new exhibition by Dior, will debut in November in Qatar’s M7 design district in Doha. The event will run for four months, from March 2022 to March 2023, with exact dates to be announced later.
Furthermore both are organized by Mr. Olivier Gabet, director of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, who will reimagine the show specifically for Qatar, with new scenography and never-before-seen works. The exhibition will also feature museum artifacts that represent the label.