Christian Dior Haute Couture

   Extended until September 26, 2021  

The McCord Museum is pleased to announce the extension of the Christian Dior Haute Couture exhibition until September 26 to allow more people to come and discover it. Extremely popular and well received among visitors, the exhibition features 51 garments by the eponymous designer and has been seen by near sold out crowds since the Museum reopened in February.

Produced by the Royal Ontario Museum and presented by Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, the exhibition covers the first 10 years of the House of Dior, from its founding in 1947 by Christian Dior to his death in 1957. Montrealers can now explore the iconic lines of the “New Look,” along with the luxury textiles and romantic embroideries that made Dior’s reputation, in an elegant—and safe—setting.

Christian Dior Haute Couture

Get up close and appreciate the exquisite details.
Photo: Laura Dumitriu

Displayed in seven distinct areas, extraordinary outfits and numerous objects enable visitors to explore every step of the creative process, from the sketch to the final dress. After introducing the man and his fashion house, the journey begins with a look at the haute couture ateliers, where the various stages of creating a garment are illustrated in drawings, photographs and patterns. This is followed by three areas devoted, in turn, to daytime outfits, late afternoon dresses, and evening wear. Finally, one area is dedicated to the craftspeople who worked with Dior and another to all the accessories designed by the couturier, like perfume, shoes and jewellery, loaned by the Dior Héritage archival collection.

Due to current safety measures, the number of visitors inside the Museum at any time is limited. In order to secure a spot, since tickets are limited, it is mandatory to reserve your visit to the Museum by purchasing tickets online.

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