Christian Dior revolutionized the Paris fashion industry in the period immediately after World War II. In the process, he became one of the most important designers of the 20th century. Dior’s wildly popular and decidedly feminine style was a sensation, making Dior a household name on both sides of the Atlantic.
On June 10, the Indianapolis Museum of Art opens Dior: The King of Couture, an exhibition featuring 20 Dior gowns from the IMA collection as well as loans from private collectors. Dior died 50 years ago, in 1957. This show demonstrates the painstaking artistry of true couture and what many fashion experts consider to be the timeless elegance of Christian Dior creations. The exhibition will close Dec. 2. For information call 317-923-1331 or visit www.ima-art.org.