Live Opening: Christian Dior
Watch the virtual launch of the new exhibition Christian Dior
A conversation moderated by Rebecca Makonnen, with:
- Cynthia Cooper, Head, Collections and Research; Curator, Dress, Fashion and Textiles, McCord Museum,
- Alexandra Palmer, Senior Curator, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curatorship, Royal Ontario Museum,
- Pascale Grignon, Director, Marketing, Communications and Visitor Experience, McCord Museum.
This major exhibition on Christian Dior explores the brilliance behind Dior’s dramatic creations that revived the entire Parisian haute couture industry after the devastation of the Second World War. In 1947, the opening of the new couture house and the revolutionary “New Look” swept away the wartime masculine silhouette, making Christian Dior’s postwar fashions desired, worn and copied by women around the world.