Christian Dior’s radical ‘New Look’ is celebrated in this exhibition of stunning couture outfits made between 1947 and 1957.

The pioneering fashion designer Christian Dior was instrumental in transforming the way women dress. In fact, the designer was so influential that it is often a surprise to realize that his heyday only spanned ten years, dying in 1957 at the age of 52.

This exhibition feature highlights from the late 1940s collections including a black ribbed cocktail dress commissioned by one of his most fervent admirers, the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson.

Gallery of Costume

Platt Hall, Rusholme, MANCHESTER, Greater Manchester, M14 5LL

01612 457 245


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Please note that the Gallery of Costume is temporarily closed to the public due to conservation work. See website for updates.

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