It was just a year ago that one of the Art Ball live auction items was a trip to Denver to tour the exhibition “Dior: from Paris to the World.” The exhibit in the Mile High City closed this past January and is now headed to the Dallas Museum of Art’s Barrel Vault. And you just know it’s going to be a brilliant presentation of more than 100 haute couture dresses, plus photographs, original sketches, runway videos, etc. In addition to putting the spotlight on design master Christian Dior, there will be profiles on “subsequent artistic directors” — Yves Saint Laurent (1958-1960), Marc Bohan (1961-1989), Gianfranco Ferre (1989-1996), John Galliano (1997-2001), Raf Simons (2012-2015) and Maria Grazia Chiuri (2016-present).
While the Dallas exhibition doesn’t open until Sunday, May 19, an elite crowd of fashion lovers will get a sneak preview of the Dior collection on Monday, May 13, at the Exhibition Ambassadors Luncheon in the Hamon Atrium. Hosted by Gene Jones, Charlotte Jones Anderson and Jordan Jones, the honorary chair will be Nancy C. Rogers. And you just know that with this foursome, the luncheon is going to be this side of extraordinary.
Ah, but Nancy’s honorary chairing duties don’t end at lunch. The following evening, she, along with DMA Board of Trustees President Catherine Rose, DMA Board of Trustees Chair William M. Lamont Jr. and DMA Eugene McDermott Director Agustin Arteaga, will host a VIP Opening Celebration at the DMA from 6 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by Neiman Marcus, the invitation-only gathering will include Exhibition Ambassadors and DMA Circle Level members and above. A highlight of the evening will be the presence of Dior Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri and other Dior executives.
Exhibition Ambassador Luncheon tickets begin at $2,500 and can be purchased here.
But if that’s a bit out of your household budget, the exhibition will be on display until Sunday, September 1. Tickets will be $20 for adults Tuesday-Thursday and $25 for adults Friday-Sunday, with discounts for seniors, students and the military. DMA members and children 11 and under are free.
* Photo provided by the Dallas Museum of Art