Story by Doreen Beard
We adore Dior!
The Avenir Museum is looking to expand its holdings of apparel and accessories by French couturier Christian Dior (1905-1957), particularly garments of his New Look style from 1947 to the mid-1950s.
Do you have Dior to donate? Designer garments are a wonderful resource for CSU Design and Merchandising students to learn about the history of high-end couture and ready-to-wear fashion, and the House of Dior is an important part of this story.
The Avenir Museum’s Fall 2018 exhibition Dior’s New Look in the Everyday American Closet (August 6, 2018 – January 4, 2019) will feature objects from the museum collection that are not Dior brand, but represent the pervasive influence on fashion of Dior’s New Look silhouette (such as the 1950s dress pictured here). The Avenir exhibition will complement the Denver Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit Dior: From Paris to the World, which will be on view from November 19, 2018, to March 3, 2019.
Do you also adore Dior? Is there a Dior label dress or suit in your closet that deserves appreciation from other Dior fans? Fill out our Artifact Donation Form and support the Avenir Museum mission to educate the students of CSU as well as our regional community. Your Dior donations may be featured in an Avenir Museum Spring 2019 exhibition that will
continue the Colorado celebration of this influential designer; and, these treasured objects will be studied regularly in classes where apparel design students experience first-hand the beauty and skill of the House of Dior.
The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is part of the Department of Design and Merchandising in CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.