BIG Fashion at the ROM

Suites Culturelles

Haute Couture Collection / Spring Summer 2011 - Dior by John Galliano - Image courtesy of Laziz Hamani Paris, France

Since November 3, 2012, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents BIG, a fashion installation in the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume on Level 4 in the
Museum’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. This exhibition is exclusively drawn from the ROM’s collection of nearly 50,000 textiles and costumes. Showcasing 40 artifacts from around the world, this unique exhibition includes objects assuming their BIG status in a myriad of ways. With some objects publicly displayed for the first time, the installation offers a fresh, new way of exploring the ROM’s renowned collections. BIG continues until Fall 2013.

Dior at the ROM (photo by K.Sark)   Dior at the ROM (photo by K.Sark)   Dior at the ROM (photo by K.Sark)

The exhibition opens with the exquisite, red “Passage #5” coat-dress and belt, from the Haute Couture Collection, Spring Summer 2011 for Dior by John Galliano. A recent acquisition, and now a highlight of the Museum’s permanent collection and this exhibition, “Passage #5”  was specially commissioned by the ROM and made possible by the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust.

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