Dior: From Paris to the World

May 19, 2019 to September 1, 2019 | Barrel Vault
Gianfranco Ferré, Robe Hellébore, Dior Collection Haute Couture, Spring 1995. Photo ©Paolo Roversi/Art + CommerceChristian Dior draping fabric over model Sylvie, 1948. Courtesy of Christian Dior.Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior. Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018. “Dior Red” ball gown in tiered tulle fans, after the design Francis PoulencPortrait of Gianfranco Ferre, about 1990Marc Bohan adjusting a toile over a modelThe façade of 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, about 1947. Photograph by Willy Maywald. © Association Willy MaywaldADAGP, Paris 2018


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


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.



Exhibition Talk: Dior

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Fashion historian Amber Butchart will discuss the ways in which fashion designers past and present have taken inspiration from the world around them. Drawing on fashion history, art, nature, and pop culture, Butchart will explore the nature of innovation and reveal threads that connect decades of fashion design.


Gallery Talk: Dior's New Look

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When Christian Dior unveiled his New Look in 1947, he introduced his own unique vision of femininity for the postwar era. Join Annette Becker, Director of the Texas Fashion Collection, for a talk about what defined Dior's New Look and his "top to toe" approach to design. 


A Moveable Feast Book Club: "Dior by Dior: The Autobiography of Christian Dior"

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From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., join fellow fashionistas and book lovers in the DMA's Founders Room for French wine and cheese and a conversation about Christian Dior's autobiography, delving into his life, his work, and insights about his creative process in his own words. Then, enjoy an exclusive, expert-led private tour of the exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World. Each session is limited to 50 participants. Copies of Dior by Dior are available for purchase separately in the DMA Store.


Late Night Film: Dior and I

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Frédéric Tcheng's 2015 documentary Dior and I provides an exclusive look inside the Dior atelier as new artistic director Raf Simons designs his first haute couture collection. 


Live Podcast: The Golden Age of Haute Couture with Dressed

Friday, August 16, 9:00 p.m.

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

Friday, August 16, 6:30 p.m.

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.