It’s often a wonder where the great fashion designers of past and present get their ideas, but Moscow’s famous Pushkin Museum currently holds all the answers. Its latest exhibition, ‘Inspiration Dior’, running until 24th July this year, is centred around what inspired Chrisitan Dior’s designs. It tells how he was heavily influenced by the work of various artists and showcases the creations that directly reference paintings by Cezanne, Picasso and other artistic greats. Visitors are given 2 for 1 experience – an art and fashion exhibition in one. 60 pieces of artwork have been borrowed from some of the most established galleries in the world and sit alongside 120 of Dior’s couture dresses.
So as this is Christian Dior, and not a sixth form college A Level art exhibition, it is a hugely opulent affair with podiums, show windows and video projections.
Just a shame this is in Moscow and not London, sigh.