The new exhibition in Fashion Museum is devoted to the history of the Christian Dior Fashion House and the 70th anniversary of the famous New Look collection. The exhibition features many costumes from the collection of fashion historian Alexandre Vassiliev – costumes created by Christian Dior and his successors, Yves Saint-Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré and John Galliano, all created while they were creative directors of the Christian Dior Fashion House. Exhibition also includes costumes of the 1940’s and costumes created in other famous fashion houses of the 1950’s, including those by Pierre Balmain.
This exhibition has been created in conjunction with the Foundation of Alexandre Vassiliev. It is devoted to the Far East and specifically China. It focuses on China because the Chinese culture has always tempted and influenced artists and fashion designers from all countries and throughout time.
Hollywood divas Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, renowned couturiers Lucien Lelong, Maggy Rouff, and Elsa Schiaparelli, sport and permanent wave, Art Deco design and the femme fatale image, Great Depression and premonitions of war – those years were glamorous and full of contradictions. Unique and elegant dresses out of the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev, as well as an array of fashion accessories, will provide a full cultural immersion into the era, known as the “pre-war chic”.