The Esprit Dior exhibition is a journey into the extraordinary universe of Christian Dior: his imagination, deeply influenced by art, his friendships with the most famous artists of his time, his unique talent for offering sublime and inimitable silhouettes with each new collection, his love of 18 century splendor, and his sense of the marvelous.
From the creations of yesterday to the resolutely modern work of Christian Dior’s latest successor, Raf Simons, Esprit Dior highlights the exceptional virtuosity of the House of Dior, synonymous with French elegance and Parisian chic. Here, the Haute Couture ateliers unveil their parade of wonders, and the world of Dior perfumes adds to the magic.
Christian Dior’s visionary genius stands out ever more clearly with the passing of the years; his creations still convey the same splendid elegance, and all of them, from 1947 onwards, are strikingly contemporary. Six leading Korean artists, Do Ho Suh, Lee Bul, Heryun Kim, Dongyoo Kim, Kiwon Park and Seonghi Bahk, have created works that pay homage to the romantic, artistic and cultural dimensions of these creations.
The subtle interplay of gowns, fragrances, accessories, historical documents and photographs paints a portrait of the incomparable House of Dior and tells the unique story of its special ties with the world of art.
20 June to 25 August 2015
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Last entry at 5:30 p.m.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) 281 Eulji–ro, Jung–gu, Seoul