The First Major Dior Retrospective Is Opening in the U.S. in November

Here's your first look at "Dior: From Paris to the World."

Dior is getting its first major fashion retrospective in the U.S., and it's opening this November at the Denver Art Museum (DAM).

The immersive exhibition will highlight the incredible history of the couturier, as well as its list of artistic directors over time, including Yves-Saint Laurent, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and and now Maria Grazia Chiuriri. "Dior: From Paris to the World will also highlight North and South American patrons’ vital role in helping establish the House of Dior’s global presence," the museum said in a statement.

Visitors can expect to see everything including 150 haute couture dresses, accessories, archival materials, sketches, videos, and Dior's iconic work with Hollywood's most famous faces.

Here, we have a sneak peek at what to expect from the exhibit, which opens its doors on November 19 in Denver, CO. Tickets are not yet on sale.

A 1947 protest in Chicago against Dior's new collection.

A bar suit ensemble in shantung and pleated wool from the 1947 "Corolle" line.

Christian Dior fitting a model in 1948.

Celestial blue taffeta gala dress from the 1953 "Vivante" line, worn by Elizabeth Firestone.

A gown from 1957 worn by Grace Kelly.

A structured strapless gown from 1952.

Christian Dior with models in 1955.

Dior fashion models wearing "Vert gazon," "Gavroche," and "Flirt" ensembles, photographed by Mark Shaw in 1961.

The entrance to Christian Dior's atelier.

Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior dress from Spring/Summer 1958.

Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior peony print smock dress from Spring/Summer 1958.

Elizabeth Taylor in Dior at the 1961 Academy Awards.

Marc Bohan for Christian Dior 1961 dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor.

Gianfranco Ferre


Inside the atelier

Marc Bohan for Christian Dior long printed faille evening gown from Fall/Winter 1986.

Marc Bohan with a model

A 1992 column dress by Gianfranco Ferre for Christian Dior.

"Robe Hellébore" photographed by Paolo Roversi. 1995 Spring collection.

Yves Saint Laurent portrait

John Galliano for Christian Dior gold embroidered triple organza jacket and skirt from Spring/Summer 2004. 

John Galliano for Christian Dior embroidered mohair bouclette coat from 2009.

Raf Simons for Christian Dior three-quarter length duchess satin evening gown from Fall/Winter 2012.

Maria Grazia Chiuri working on her first collection for Dior in 2017.

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