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“Inspiration Dior” Exhibit in Moscow’s Pushkin Museum

Although fashion house Christian Dior has recently had some unfortunate news regarding their designer John Galliano, who was under fire for allegations of racist and anti-Semitic outbursts, it looks like they will still be launching a new exhibit next month in Moscow at the Pushkin Museum, titled “Inspiration Dior”.

The showcase is open and running through July 24, and is slated to feature 120 couture dresses and 60 blue-chip artworks, including paintings from Pushkin’s collection and others on loan from top museums and private collections. Spread across 15,000 square feet and six grand exhibition rooms, the expo will coincide with the reopening of Dior’s boutique on Stoleshnikov Pereulok

The exhibition covers everything Dior, from perfumes, to leather goods, fine jewelry and watches, to just about anything Dior collected that inspired him which will include items dating all the way back to the 18 century.

A couple of the items to be shown will include the 1955 Richard Avedon photo “Dovima With Elephants,” one of the most famous fashion images to date, and a beautiful white dress with a waist wrapped in trailing red ribbons with a strand of ivy leaves snaking over one shoulder.

Seeing as though many of us will not be able to make it to Moscow to physically se the exhibit there will be a 320-page catalogue published in tandem with the exhibition.

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