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La Mode des Annees 60!

Watch Introduction by Kate Day and Presentation by Gemma Camlin and Victoria Watkins at the Gallery of Costume, Manchester, 16th March 2013

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Christian Dior - Designer in Focus

12 June 2013 – 12 January 2014

Platt Hall, Gallery of Costume

TALK TODAY 13.11. 2013, 2pm – Christian Dior by Dr Miles Lambert, Senior Curator

Directions to the Gallery

Christian Dior (1905-1957) was the most celebrated couturier of the mid 20th century. His brief but supremely influential career began with his iconic ‘New Look’ in 1947. He reigned supreme in Parisian fashion for ten years until his untimely death in 1957.

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This unique exhibition features Paris and London couture, many outfits recently acquired by the Gallery of Costume. Stunning displays include day, cocktail and evening wear, and represent many of Dior’s seminal collections.

For more information on Christian Dior, see the website of the Christian Dior museum in Granville, Normandy.

The site includes links to these highly informative dossiers de presse, complete with amazing images:

Dior, Le Bal des Artistes Musée Christian Dior, 14 mai – 25 septembre 2011;

Le Grand Bal Dior Musée Christian Dior, 13 mai – 26 septembre 2010;

Dior, The Bohan Years, 1961-1989, Three Decades of Style and Stars, Musée Christian Dior, 1mai – 20 septembre, 2009;

Dandysmes, 1808 – 2008, de Barbey d’Aurevilly à Christian Dior Musée Christian Dior, 1 mai – 21 septembre, 2008;

Dior, 60 Years High in Colour Musée Christian Dior, 2007.

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