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9 December 2016

Big news for fashion lovers, the artisan works of Dior are on their way to Victoria. A world-premiere must-see exhibition, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture is set to arrive at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in time for Spring 2017.

A Dior tag being sewn onto fabric

Image courtesy NGV

A collaboration between the House of Dior and the NGV, the Melbourne-exclusive exhibition will celebrate seventy years of one of the world's most influential fashion labels.

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture brings together 140 of the greatest designs in the history of fashion; from Christian Dior's iconic Spring 1947 'New Look' collection to signature ballgowns and contemporary couture.

The exhibition brings together early designs of founder, Christian Dior and follows his legacy through the work of its revered designers: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and now, Maria-Grazia Chiuri.

In addition to the stunning garments, the exhibition will also feature accessories, sketches, photographs and multimedia material.

The NGV is no stranger to presenting spectacular fashion exhibitions, with the likes of 2014 The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, 200 Years of Australian Fashion earlier this year and Victor & Rolf Fashion Artists currently on display.

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will be at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia from 25 August to 7 November 2017.

Visit the NGV website to find out more and buy tickets.