Christian Dior is in a hurry to put the John Galliano fiasco behind it. The unfortunate incident was rather embarrassing for the fashion house but their quick decisive action has helped them control the damage well and quite quickly at that. It has been looking event and positive publicity to bring back the magic of the brand. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts has come to its rescue by hosting a retrospective of the brand’s history that will bring the fashion hose back to the centre stage.
The prestigious retrospective mounted on a grand scale is opening today on 28th April. The exhibits at the museum will showcase the brand’s 64 year history. They have assembled some of the most remarkable collections over the years. They have included collections designed by the founder himself and by other eminent designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferré and also by John Galliano. The museum has added an interesting touch to the retrospective by putting up works of art by Van Gogh or Klimt as well as photographs by Richard Avedon and Man Ray along with the collection.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai had recently celebrated Chanel in a similar exhibition. Chanel had earlier with the help of Zaha Hadid created a mobile museum. The trend seems to be catching on and the Russian retrospective promises to be a grand affair. The Russian news paper Voice of Russia reports that the exhibition halls will be themed, with one focusing on the flower motif, another on Dior’s work process, and so on. The luxury brand will be exhibiting the other products they make including fragrances and accessories.