An odyssey through the enduring House of Dior, this exhibition begins where it must, in 1947, with Christian Dior’s spectacular first collection, Corolle. Catching the moment—the war over and life opening like a rose—Dior reigned supreme for 10 years, until his untimely death in 1957. In unbroken continuity, six succeeding couturiers have sustained and updated Dior’s romantic vision of refinement. Saint Laurent, Bohan, Ferré, Galliano, Simons, and Chiuri—they’re all here. Beautifully paced, imaginatively staged, not to be missed. —L.J.
Similar events around the world: “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams,” Victoria and Albert Museum (February 2 – September 1, 2019).