Christian Dior is displaying an iconic new line up at Qatar Museums currently. Entitled Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, the collection is on display at M7 in Msheireb Downtown Doha until March 31, 2022. The exhibition is the first of its kind in terms of ambition and scale in the region and has been reinvented following successful demonstrations at museums in Paris, London, Shanghai, and New York.
The exhibition also features a selection of pieces that are being displayed for the first time. In fact, it is so exclusive that it includes ensembles from the private collection of Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, a long-standing client of Christian Dior Couture.
The exhibition is specially conceived for Qatar and plays to rhythm of a new narrative designed by Nathalie Crinière. The collection has been curated by Olivier Gabet and is an ode to Dior’s legacy, and includes resplendent haute couture dresses and works from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
“The exhibition Christian Dior Designer of Dreams has captivated audiences around the globe with its stunning design and breath taking fashion creations. Qatar Museums is pleased to present a special presentation of the exhibition in Doha, in collaboration with Dior and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Qatar Museums gives special thanks to Place Vendôme for their generous support as the presenting sponsor of the exhibition,” said Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson, Qatar Museums.
“Christian Dior was a true visionary,” Sheikha Al Mayassa added, “So it is especially meaningful to us that Designer of Dreams is the first major exhibition to open at Qatar Museums’ M7.”
The M7 is a creative hub that supports Qatar’s fashion and design industries and provides a platform for local talent and supports aspirants as well as the established.
The décor resembles a grand entrance, which evokes the 30 Avenue Montaigne and welcomes visitors with an awe inspiring collection of silhouettes designed by each of Dior’s successors. These include Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Also featured is the Bar suit, a manifesto of the New Look, designed by Christian Dior for his first collection in 1947.