Dior: From Paris to the World

May 19, 2019 to October 27, 2019 | Barrel Vault
Gianfranco Ferré, Robe Hellébore, Dior Collection Haute Couture, Spring 1995. Photo ©Paolo Roversi/Art + Commerce© James Florio© James Florio© James FlorioChristian Dior draping fabric over model Sylvie, 1948. Courtesy of Christian Dior.The façade of 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, about 1947. Photograph by Willy Maywald. © Association Willy MaywaldADAGP, Paris 2018

Tickets sell out quickly. Check here for availiablity. 

Timed tickets are required for everyone entering Dior: From Paris to the World,
including DMA Members and children who are carried or in strollers.

Since his debut collection, art gallerist turned legendary couturier Christian Dior has generated an epic movement in fashion history. With lavish embroidery, luxurious fabrics, and elegant silhouettes, his designs were a revolutionary celebration of modern femininity when they emerged in Paris after World War II. Today, Dior’s global influence is as enduring and iconic as ever. Dior: From Paris to the World surveys more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s legacy, featuring a dynamic selection of almost 200 haute couture dresses, as well as accessories, photographs, original sketches, runway videos, and other archival material.

This exhibition profiles both Dior himself and subsequent artistic directors, including Yves Saint Laurent (1958–1960), Marc Bohan (1961–1989), Gianfranco Ferré (1989–1996), John Galliano (1997–2011), Raf Simons (2012–2015), and Maria Grazia Chiuri (2016–present), all of whom have carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century.


Adult tickets are $20 Tuesday–Thursday, and $25 Friday–Sunday, with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members can reserve their free tickets online. Children 11 and under are free. 

Got questions? View the FAQ page for this exhibition.

Download the Dior: From Paris to the World Program Guide


The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation Free Youth and Student Sunday

On Sunday, September 8, through the support of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, youth and students may experience Dior: From Paris to the World free of charge.

Please note Dior: From Paris to the World is a timed-ticket exhibition with capacity limitations. Use code DMAFREE to reserve your tickets!
Valid only on September 8. Students need a school ID for validation; non-student adults must purchase tickets.

Group Experiences 

Engage in an intimate Dior: From Paris to the World experience at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Head inside the Dior exhibition on an exclusive, private tour while the Museum is closed to the public with an expert tour guide. Discover more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s legacy and get exclusive behind-the-scenes fashion highlights without the usual crowds.

Experiences are available for groups up to 20 people beginning at $2,000.
For more information on options and availability, please contact us at:
groupsales@dma.org or 214-922-1222.

The exhibition in Dallas is presented by PNC, with leadership support by Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers.



Live Podcast: The Golden Age of Haute Couture with Dressed

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When Christian Dior unveiled his New Look in 1947, he kicked off what would be known as a golden age of couture. Join April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary from the podcast Dressed for a live episode about what made this era of fashion design so iconic and who the key players were.


Late Night Film: The Drawings of Christian Dior

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Featuring original footage and never before seen sketches, The Drawings of Christian Dior considers Dior’s New Look in the context of postwar fashion and the couturier’s life.  


Late Night Film: Paris Couture

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Paris Couture looks at the golden age of couture from the late 1940s through early 1960s, when Paris was again the center of the fashion world and designers like Dior, Givenchy, and Chanel were creating looks that set a new standard for luxury and elegance.