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Exhibit opening in Dallas looks at history of Christian Dior

May 18, 2019
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In this May 14, 2019 photo, Christian Dior dresses line the entry way into the exhibit, "Dior, From Paris To The World", at The Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas. The more than 70 years of fashion created by the famed House of Dior will be examined in an exhibit opening in Dallas that will feature almost 200 dresses. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — The more than 70 years of fashion created by the famed House of Dior will be examined in an exhibit opening in Dallas that will feature almost 200 dresses.

“Dior: From Paris to the World” opens Sunday at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibit will profile the Parisian fashion house’s founder, Christian Dior, along with subsequent artistic directors, who include Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano.

The show also explores Dallas’ link to the fashion house’s history: Christian Dior visited the city in 1947 to receive luxury retailer Neiman Marcus’ award for distinguished service in fashion. That was the same year Dior presented his first collection, which became known as the New Look.

The exhibit was previously at the Denver Art Museum. Dallas is its only other U.S. stop.

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