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OMA uses array of colours and materials for Dior retrospective at Dallas art museum



Hundreds of haute couture garments created by the House of Dior in the past 70 years are presented in a sweeping exhibition in Dallas designed by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu.
The exhibition, Dior: From Paris to the World, traces the evolution of the French fashion house from its founding in the 1940s to the present day. Nearly 200 haute couture dresses are on view, along with a range of accessories, sketches, photographs, runway videos and other material.
Visitors to the show first encounter a mirrored mockup of the facade of Dior's Paris atelier
Divided into multiple themes, the retrospective features garments created under the leadership of seven creative directors. Several pieces in the show have been worn by celebrities, from Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga and Rihanna. "The exhibition takes audiences through more than seven decades of innovation, bringing together the most exciting, dynamic and pivotal pieces," said Sarah Schleuning, senior curator of decorative arts and design at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA).
Inside, the exhibit  divided into themed areas and features garments created under the leadership of seven creative directors
The show is being staged within several galleries at the DMA, which is housed in a 1984 building by the late American architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, an AIA Gold Medal laureate. The Dior show occupies the museum's noted Barrel Vault space, along with several adjoining galleries.
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