”Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” exhibition finally arrived in Tokyo, Japan. The event will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) starting from December 21, 2022, to May 28, 2023. This is a retrospective exhibition that has traveled around the world, starting in Paris, then London, Shanghai, and New York.
The exhibition was curated by Florence Müller, and the space was directed by architect Shohei Shigematsu, a Partner of OMA. From the art that influenced founder Christian Dior, to his love of gardens, the magic of lavish balls, and his fascination with the rich creativity of Japan that influenced the Dior collections, discover amazing things, and more than 75 years of passion are spotlighted.
In the dreamy space where more than 1,500 items are exhibited, unveiled one by one are accessories and haute couture models from the past to the present, dreamed up by Christian Dior – including the quintessential Bar suit, an eternal emblem of the New Look – and by the various Artistic Directors who have succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
At the press preview held on December 19th, there are many famous Japanese celebrities appeared including Dior Japan Ambassadors Yuko Araki, Miki Nakatani, Ryusei Yokohama, Dior Beauty Japan Ambassadors Tomohisa Yamashita, Kou Shibasaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Kiko Mizuhara, Cocomi.
Also, Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri and Christian Dior Couture CEO Pietro Beccari also took the stage to express their joy at the opening of the exhibition. Chiuri explained, “I was appointed as the artistic director of Dior in 2016 and held a show in Japan in 2017, but this is my first visit to Japan since then. This is an exhibition that shows various aspects and connections with countries.” Beccari said, “There is a long history between Maison and Japan, such as signing a contract with Daimaru in 1953.” “Including the artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, we have taken a lot of inspiration from Japan and incorporated it into our work. I am very happy to be able to embody such a wonderful work.”He added.
The exhibition presents a special worldview that celebrates the sincere, singular ties between Dior and Japan.
【Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams in Tokyo】
Exhibition Period: Wednesday, 21 December 2022 – Sunday, 28 May 2023
Opening Hours: 10:00－18:00 (Tickets available until 30 minutes before closing.)
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Exhibition Gallery 1F / B2F
Admission: Adults – 2,000 yen / University & College Students, Over 65 – 1,300 yen / High School Students & Younger – Free
More information: Here