Christian Dior - Grades 4-8

Christian Dior - Grades 4-8

Grades : Grade 04Grade 04Grade 05Grade 05Grade 06Grade 06Grade 07Grade 07Grade 08Grade 08
Activity Type : Special Exhibition Self-Guided Visit
Duration : 60 minutes
Subject : Social StudiesVisual Arts
Min / Max : 15 / 32 students + adults
Price :  Tax Exempt : $10 , 1 adult free per 10 students

Grades 4-8. November 25, 2017 to March 18, 2018


In celebration of the House of Dior’s 70th anniversary, Christian Dior explores the brilliance behind Dior’s dramatic creations that revived the entire Paris haute couture industry after the devastation of the Second World War. In 1947, the opening of the new couture house and the revolutionary “New Look” - with soft shoulders, padded hips and long, full skirts - swept away the wartime masculine silhouette making Christian Dior’s postwar fashions desired, worn and copied by women around the world.   

Drawn from the ROM’s extensive collection of Christian Dior couture and supported by loans from Dior Heritage, Paris, the exhibition focuses on the period from 1947 to 1957 and offers a captivating insight into the creative process and the mechanics of the Paris haute couture industry during the 1950s. Christian Dior explores how and why Christian Dior’s iconic lines, such as the A and H-line, the masterful cuts, luxury textiles and romantic embroideries laid the foundation for the global success of the fashion house. Featuring breathtaking fashions from daytime to evening wear for grand occasions, visitors are invited to experience the exquisite craftsmanship, intricate detail, and inspired luxury designs by one of fashion’s greatest couturiers from this golden age of dressmaking.

Groups of over 50 students will be asked to split into separate classes and will be assigned entry times spaced by 15-minute intervals.

Availability subject to change. Start times may be subject to change based on day-of visitor volume and gallery conditions.

Palmyre ball gown (detail). Satin acetate textile by Robert Perrier embroidered with silver filé, sequins, pearls, jewels, and bone. Christian Dior, Paris, Automne-Hiver 1952-3. Ligne Profilée. 970.286.3. Gift of Mrs. M. James Boylen.


Please consult your school calendar before booking. Availability subject to change.

Daily Schedule
Day From   To
Monday 10:00 am  -  4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am  -  4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am  -  4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am  -  4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am  -  4:30 pm
  The following dates and times are not available
Day       From   To    
Friday   January 19, 2018   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Monday   February 19, 2018   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  

Limited time only!

This program ends on Friday, March 16, 2018

$10 /person
Tax Exempt : $10

1 adult free
per 10 students

Activity Type : Special Exhibition Self-Guided Visit
Duration : 60 minutes
Subject : Social StudiesVisual Arts
Min / Max : 15 / 32 students + adults

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