Dior: The King of Couture

June 10, 2007-January 13, 2008

Dior: The King of Couture, Paul Fashion Arts Gallery

Celebrated as the "King of Couture," Christian Dior revolutionized the Paris fashion industry after World War II and became one of the most important designers of the 20th century.

This exhibition, which included about 20 gowns drawn from IMA’s permanent collection with a few loans from private collections, provided insight into a designer who considered couture an art form. Dior was prolific from 1947 until his untimely death in 1957. Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of his death, the exhibition demonstrated his artistry as well as the timeless elegance of his creations.

Dior: The King of Couture Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN