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Inspiration for Dior’s 70th Anniversary 迪奥70周年灵感启发

Opening night world premiere exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. NGV

In celebrating Dior’s 70th Anniversary, Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Artistic Director was tasked to create the Autumn-Winter 2017-2018 Haute Couture collection for women. For Maria Grazia Chiuri, the atlas symbolizes a desire for faraway lands, the need to travel to discover the world and oneself, to feel emotion, grow and evolve.

Striking in a Dior Couture gown, Oscar award-winning Australian actress, Nicole Kidman walked the David Jones Red Carpet with Edwina McCann, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Australia before receiving a tour of the exhibition which includes a couture piece her famous chartreuse sheath dress, worn to the 1997 Oscars.

Critically acclaimed and award winning American actress Elizabeth Olsen walked the David Jones Red Carpet as a guest of Dior, wearing a Christian Dior ensemble, designed by current head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Stephen Jones celebrate his 20th Anniversary career as Dior’s hat designer nods to explorer Freya Stark in a collection of fedora masculinity. Other notable attendees to the NGV Gala included Nicole Chow, Winnie Harlow, Rachel Griffiths, Jesinta Franklin, Kimbra, Adam Goodes, Tina Arena, Kat Stewart, Rebecca Judd, Kate Ceberano, Sarah Ellen and Olympia Valance.

在奢华大牌迪奥迎来70周年之际,艺术总监 Maria Grazia Chiuri 肩负着 2017-2018 年女性秋冬高级定制时装系列的设计任务。她说,地图册象征着对于遥远的土地渴望,需要不断探索世界和自身,体会情感,成长和进化。

在美国奥斯卡中获奖的澳大利亚女演员 Nicole Kidman 身着迪奥定制礼服,与 Vogue 澳大利亚的主编 Edwina McCann 携手走澳大利亚时尚品牌 David Jones 红毯盛会。而在展览会中一件瞩目的黄绿色紧身连衣裙,也是她曾在 1997 年的奥斯卡颁奖礼上穿过的晚装。

至于备受看好的美国女演员 Elizabeth Olsen 作为迪奥的贵宾,在 David Jones 红毯上身着由现任首席设计师 Maria Grazia Chiuri 所设计的迪奥全套服饰。

作为迪奥的御用帽子设计师,Stephen Jones 为了欢庆20周年职业生涯,设计了一套软帽系列向探险家 Freya Stark 致敬。

其他出席维多利亚州国立美术馆(NGV)晚会的嘉宾包括: Nicole Chow, Winnie Harlow、Rachel Griffiths、Jesinta Franklin、Kimbra、Adam Goodes、Tina Arena、Kat Stewart、Rebecca Judd、Kate Ceberano, Sarah Ellen 与 Olympia Valance。

Whistler’s Mother in NGV “惠斯勒的母亲”

Some may have only seen the Whistler’s Mother before in the movie Bean (1997) when Mr. Bean accidentally sneezed on it and eventually destroyed it. Thankfully it was just a fiction and Australians still have the opportunity to be up close and personal with the genuine painting in National Gallery Victoria (NGV) for three months, starting from 26th March. The Whistler’s Mother is one of the most important paintings in the world that made its debut down on loan form the Musée d’Orsay in Paris in exchange to lending NGV’s Pierre Bonnard’s Siesta (La Siesta) from 1900 as part of a cultural exchange program.

web4.jpgThe artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler was born in Massachusetts in 1834 and moved with his family to Russia when he was 10 years old. He was trained as a painter since 1855 and ‘Portrait of the artist’s mother’ was painted in 1871. It was a controversial painting then and only became popular in 1934 when President Franklin Roosevelt devised a modified design of the work for a Mother’s Day stamp. Today it is an iconic painting, recognised alongside Mona Lisa and The Scream.

The purpose of NGV having this exhibition was to encourage viewers to see Whistler’s work afresh, highlighting what is so intriguing and mysterious about this magnificent work. It was undoubtedly a golden opportunity for those who love art and appreciate culture.

web2web3web5.jpg看过1997年电影“憨豆大灾难”的观众可能会记忆犹新,憨豆先生不小心打了个喷嚏就将名画“惠斯勒的母亲-Whistler’s Mother”摧毁了。值得庆幸的是这仅是一个虚构的剧情,澳大利亚人仍然有机会自3月26日开始,3个月内在维多利亚国家美术馆(NGV)与这幅名画亲密接触。

“惠斯勒的母亲”是世界上最重要的画作之一,而这幅画作首次亮相展出是以交流形式从巴黎奥赛博物馆借出,NGV以提供另外一幅法国画家Pierre Bonnard’s在1900年的名画 “La Siesta”作为文化交流项目的部分。

艺术画家詹姆斯惠斯勒出生于美国马萨诸塞州。在1834年,10岁的他与家人搬到俄罗斯,在1855年他受训启发后成为一名画家,并在1871年完成”画家母亲的肖像”这个杰作。而这幅极具争议的画作会广大流传是在1934年,美国总统Franklin Roosevelt将画作设制为 母亲节邮票印章。今天,它成为名画之一,与“蒙娜丽莎”和“呐喊”并肩齐驱。

NGV举办这项展出是为了鼓励观众目睹这名艺术家的美好作品,展现这幅作品迷人和神秘之处,无疑是为艺术爱好者提供鉴赏的黄金机会。


Image(s) courtesy of NGV