Those Dallas Museum of Art folks are so smart. With the winter chills finally being replaced with warmer temperatures, they have created one of the most exquisite reasons to stay put this summer in North Texas.
Today the folks who have the top courtiers at their beck-and-call gathered for a sneak peak of “Dior: From Paris to the World.” While mouths were dropping, eyes were sky-highing to take in the classic wonders in the reconfigured galleries designed by Shohei Shigematsu.
As magnificent and legendary as the fashions were, the staging was simply breathtaking and a bit mind-boggling.
So, while the summer heat may be a bit of downer, the cool confines of the DMA with its brilliantly curated exhibition is a reason to stay put. Or, at least, have one’s jet revved up to return for lunch and another look at the works of Christian Dior, 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) under the Dior umbrella.
Oh, wait! What’s that about having seen the presentation in London, Paris and Denver? As one well-heeled international fashion pro who’s on Anna Wintour‘s speed-dial fessed up, “The others were lovely, formal and perhaps bigger, but this is elegance.”
Plus, according to DMA Eugene McDermott Director Agustin Arteaga, there are 30 new additions to the exhibition including “vintage couture by Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, and updated works from Maria Grazia Chiuri,” which will be seen for the first time in the Dallas presentation.
The exhibition officially starts its run on Sunday, May 19, and continues through Sunday, September 1.