Dior and Yamamoto
The New Look

Key works

  • CHRISTIAN DIOR, Paris (couture house); Christian DIOR (designer)
Zelie, cocktail dress 1954 {autumn-winter} 


silk
122.0 cm (centre back)
32.0 cm (waist, flat)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2006
2006.488


© Christian Dior

    CHRISTIAN DIOR, Paris (couture house); Christian DIOR (designer)
    Zelie, cocktail dress 1954 {autumn-winter}
    silk
    122.0 cm (centre back) 32.0 cm (waist, flat)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased NGV Foundation, 2006
    2006.488
    © Christian Dior

  • YOHJI YAMAMOTO, Tokyo (fashion house); Yohji YAMAMOTO (designer)
Dress 1983 {spring-summer} 


cotton, synthetic coating, shell
126.5 cm (centre back)
91.0 cm (waist, flat)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Rebecca Dallwitz in memory of Delia Muriti, 2007
2007.436


© Yohji Yamamoto

    YOHJI YAMAMOTO, Tokyo (fashion house); Yohji YAMAMOTO (designer)
    Dress 1983 {spring-summer}
    cotton, synthetic coating, shell
    126.5 cm (centre back) 91.0 cm (waist, flat)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Rebecca Dallwitz in memory of Delia Muriti, 2007
    2007.436
    © Yohji Yamamoto

  • YOHJI YAMAMOTO, Tokyo (fashion house); Yohji YAMAMOTO (designer)
Jacket and skirt 2000 {spring-summer, Bercy collection} (detail)


cotton, rayon, plastic, glass, polyester
(a) 52.8 cm (centre back)
54.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 85.5 cm (centre back)
34.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation with the assistance of Andrea Ziegler, Governor, 2002
2002.320.a-b


© Yohji Yamamoto

    YOHJI YAMAMOTO, Tokyo (fashion house); Yohji YAMAMOTO (designer)
    Jacket and skirt 2000 {spring-summer, Bercy collection} (detail)
    cotton, rayon, plastic, glass, polyester
    (a) 52.8 cm (centre back) 54.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket) (b) 85.5 cm (centre back) 34.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased through the NGV Foundation with the assistance of Andrea Ziegler, Governor, 2002
    2002.320.a-b
    © Yohji Yamamoto