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Denver Art Museum to debut large collection of Dior fashion next year

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 15:12:44-04

DENVER – As the saying goes in fashion, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out, but Dior has been one of the most recognizable names in fashion for decades and soon, the House of Dior’s rich history will be on display in Denver.

The Denver Art Museum next year will present the U.S. debut of a special exhibit, Dior: From Paris to the World, that will showcase more than 70 years’ worth of work from the iconic French design house. The museum called the exhibit "the first major U.S. retrospective of the House of Dior."

The exhibit will feature 150 haute couture dresses in addition to accessories, photos, sketches, runway videos and profiles of creator Christian Dior and artistic directors like Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan and John Galliano.

Materials will be presented chronologically to illustrate how Dior went from an art gallerist to one of the most well-known fashion designers in the world.

Dior: From Paris to the World will give our visitors insight into the House of Dior’s creative process and inspirations that contributed to its unparalleled impact on the fashion world, which continues to reverberate today,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “This exhibition will encourage audiences to think differently about the boundaries of fashion as art, and advance the museum’s commitment to taking viewers behind the scenes to reveal Dior's imaginative and innovative endeavors.”

Renowned architect Shohei Shigmatsu will oversee the exhibit’s design.

Dior: From Paris to the World will run from Nov. 18, 2018 to March 3, 2019 on the second floor of the museum’s Hamilton Building. Tickets will be announced at a later date, according to the museum.