In these unprecedented times of self-isolation and quarantine, the virtual museum ticket has become the hot ticket to covet – or rather the only ticket – as museums and galleries around the world shutter their doors to protect from Covid-19. In light of this, the house of Christian Dior is inviting you to experience its magical exhibition, ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’, which was originally held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, from July 5, 2017 to January 7, 2018, at home.
Via YouTube and Instagram, you can now step into the wondrous world of Monsieur Dior and the Creative Directors who succeeded him – from Yves Saint Laurent to Maria Grazia Chiuri – and perpetuated his passion and sense of daring.
Over seventy years of creation is revealed through iconic haute couture dresses, precious archival photographs, sketches by Christian Dior, objects, accessories, original paintings by great masters, a cabinet of curiosities conceived as a sweeping display of colour, and much more. Imbued with dreams and desires, a wealth of works and emblems enchant this extraordinary celebration of beauty and elegance in all their forms, bringing to life the universe of one of the foremost design houses in history.
If you didn’t get to experience the spectacular exhibition in the flesh (or rather seams), now is the chance to do so – and from the comfort of your home. And if you were fortunate enough to witness the fashion spectacle in real life (as this fashion editor did and still hasn’t recovered from its marvel), relive the magic of Monsieur Dior once more. Because it has never been more important to lose yourself in a little escapism and wonder.