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General Public: $20
ROM Members: $18
(HST will be added)
ROMSpeaks Group Experience
Groups of 10 or more are invited to register at discounted rate. Please call ROM Group Sales at 416.586.5801 (ext 2) or email email@example.com. For more information on group visits click here.
Lectures include post-event reception with 1 host drink. *Excludes Feb 8 event - cash bar available.
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Christian Dior Program Series
Go beyond the exhibition with this engaging series of programs that explore the ground-breaking work of one of fashion’s greatest couture houses.
Image credit © William Klein
DEC 10, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Opening Keynote: Dior By Dior
Discover the scope and depth of the Dior Heritage archive with Soizic Pfaff, Director of Dior Heritage, as she shares how the organization selects and purchases pieces for the archive, and their pivotal role in the overall and ongoing mission of Dior.
FEB 8, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
21st Century Atelier: Redefining Fashion in a New Age of Design
Join emerging designers as they present their work with designer-focused vignettes, live models, runway mini-shows, fashion illustration, and in conversations, with a fitting background of live music, food and drink, and an exclusive visit to the ROM original exhibition Christian Dior, presented by Holt Renfrew.
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FEB 20, 7:00 -8:00 PM
Closing Keynote: 70 Years of Dior
Global fashion icon Florence Müller, co-curator of Christian Dior's 70th anniversary exhibition in Paris, explores the scope and depth of works from House of Dior throughout its seven decades, including the importance of the atelier beyond the mid-twentieth century, and what the future holds for Dior.
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Note: Programs and dates are subject to change.
Date & Time
- Sunday, December 10, 2017 (7-8 pm), Thursday, February 8 (7-10 pm), and Tuesday, February 20, 2018, (7-8 pm), Reception to follow
Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Note: DEC 10 Opening Keynote lecture will be held in the Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery, (Level 1).
Please enter through Bloor St Entrance (Main Doors).
Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Lecture: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Reception to follow lecture.