Curator : Olivier Gabet

For the first time in the Middle East, the House of Dior unveils a retrospective dedicated to its unique heritage.
Following its success at the musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris and several prestigious museums around the world, from London to New York, the M7 in Doha presents the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams from November 6th to March 31st 2022, marking a first for the House of Dior in the Middle East region. Featuring a new scenographic narrative, this newly reinvented retrospective curated by Olivier Gabet – Director of the musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris – celebrates more than seventy years of creative passion, punctuated by marvellous discoveries, from the iconic address 30 Avenue Montaigne to the sumptuousness of Versailles and enchanted gardens.

© Thomas Chené . © Nelson Garrido

By turns, the exhibition features haute couture designs past and present, designed by Christian Dior and the Artistic Directors who succeeded him – Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri – as well as a selection of works and decorative objects from the collections of the musée des Arts décoratifs. Perpetuating the visionary spirit of Christian Dior, a number of House icons will also be on display, including versions of the Lady Dior bag reinterpreted for the Dior Lady Art project, singular reflections of the House’s history.