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"Dior's 'New Look' in the Everyday American Closet" exhibition

    • French couturier Christian Dior (1905-1957) was one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. His 'New Look' debuted in 1947; its feminine silhouette and voluminous fabric yardages quickly seduced post-World War II style setters. Far from the boulevards of Paris, how did the everyday American woman aspire to achieve Dior's 'New Look'? This Spring 2019 exhibition features an entirely new selection of women's mid-century apparel from those ensembles on view in Fall 2018!