Christian Dior Inspired China Exhibition

Christian Dior Inspired China Exhibition

Monday, October 13, 2008 by Wendy Lam

(L) A 1955 ensemble by Christian Dior that belonged to the Duchess of Windsor…
(R) A 2003 couture look by John Galliano that belonged to the Duchess of Windsor…

On November 15th, for two months in Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing there will be a Christian Dior inspired exhibition which will “feature more than 20 specially commissioned works — many of them large scale — alongside some of the Dior originals that inspired them, from archival dresses by the founding couturier and John Galliano to fine jewelry by Victoire de Castellane, men’s wear by Kris Van Assche, perfumes and accessories.” The 32,000 feet “Christian Dior and Chinese Artists” exhibition will include “video works, photography, paintings, sculptures and a gardenlike installation, interspersed with dresses, sketches and photos from the Dior archive, with an accent on dresses by Christian Dior himself and Galliano, couturier since 1997. Works include a 23-foot-high Lady Dior bag made of a lattice of fluorescent tubes by Li Song Song, a giant portrait of Galliano by Zhang Dali composed of Dali’s pseudonym AK-47 and a re-creation of the couture atelier in white porcelain by Liu Jianhua. A Who’s Who of China’s red-hot art scene will be represented, including Zhang Xiaogang and Wang Du.” Definitely worth a trip to visit if you’re in Beijing next month. via WWD


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