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February 13, 2018 

On February 1, over 200 students and faculty from the Fashion Arts and Business, Fashion Management and Promotions, and Fashion Management, Bachelor of Commerce programs had the privilege of attending the Christian Dior collection event at the Royal Ontario Museum. The collection showcases the works of Christian Dior from 1947 to 1957, which, after the devastation of World War II, revived the Paris haute couture industry.

The event featured a welcome and overview of the exhibit given by Alexandra Palmer, the fashion costume senior curator and chair of the Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship in Textiles & Costume at the ROM. This was followed by a main-lobby reception before the groups were brought in to view the exhibition.

Jennifer Dawson, Fashion Arts Business program coordinator, collaborated with Douglas Mandel, the VP of Dior Canada and Las Vegas, to give students exposure to this fashion visionary and vital moment in the history of western fashion.

“It’s great to learn the history of fashion, especially in a generation that is not run by social media. It’s great to see how they promoted this fashion and to see how Christian Dior played a prominent role in Canadian fashion,” said one student after viewing the exhibit.

This event was an excellent learning and networking experience for students as they prepare to launch their own Fashion Show, Haute Humber, on April 10th

Jennifer Dawson and Fashion Students at ROM

Alexandra Palmer speaking to fashion students

Dior Collection Displays

Dior Collection Displays

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