Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953
Not on view
Dior’s evolving silhouette of the 1940s and 1950s was a function of the Western tradition. He acknowledged, however, a fascination with the East in terms of ornamentation, especially calligraphy expropriated from Asian script.
Marking: [label] "Christian Dior, Paris/Made in France"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Wordrobe," September 3, 1997–November 23, 1997.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress," December 8, 1994–March 19, 1995.
State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. "Dior: Couturier du Rêve," April 26, 2011–July 30, 2011.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs. "Les Années Dior," July 3, 2017–January 7, 2018.