Never-seen-before Dior exhibition to open in Melbourne

When the House of Dior turns 70 in 2017,  Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria will become home to the prestigious Maison’s celebrations. To celebrate the seventieth anniversary of Dior, the gallery will present the never-before-seen exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November, 2017.

Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and will feature a sumptuous display of over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed 1947 to 2017. Highlights include examples from Christian Dior’s iconic Spring 1947 ‘New Look’ collection, magnificent displays of Dior’s signature ball gowns and evening dresses, as well as current contemporary designs from the House’s first female head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.


Revamped Louis Vuitton Queen Street opens its doors

The swish new doors to Louis Vuitton’s revamped, expansive Queen Street store opened, introducing highly anticipated women’s ready-to-wear, men’s ready to wear, fine jewellery and the covetable Les Parfums Louis Vuitton to the New Zealand market. The new space now sprawls across two floors, with the ground floor dedicated to the men’s universe and the first floor dedicated to the women’s universe. “It’s not just about the architecture, it’s about the client experience,” explains Adam Hamzah, the managing director of Louis Vuitton Oceania. “Products are more touchable, more reachable. It’s very welcoming in terms of approach,” Hamzah says.