In Cranversation

One New Work curator Nancy Tousley has described the ongoing exhibition series as “a laboratory in which a curator and an artist working together can expand the conventional models of museum presentation…” It’s hard to think of another artist more suited to this process than veteran Calgary artist Chris Cran, a perpetual experimenter and explorer … Continue reading In Cranversation

Dior Perfumes Video Tour

From the beginning, perfume was a part of the Dior brand. When the House of Dior opened in 1947, its salons were scented with Miss Dior, the company’s first fragrance. During the installation of our Christian Dior exhibition, Vincent Leret, Patrimony Project Manager for Christian Dior Parfums, came to Glenbow to personally oversee the preparation of … Continue reading Dior Perfumes Video Tour

Becoming Dior: Behind the Scenes at Glenbow

Bringing in and mounting a travelling exhibition always makes for an exciting time here at Glenbow. We always look forward to the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world as they come to Calgary to work with our team during the installation process. We thought you might enjoy meeting a few of the people … Continue reading Becoming Dior: Behind the Scenes at Glenbow

Haute Collection

From opulent evening gowns, chic cocktail wear and smart daytime apparel, the garments featured in the exhibition Christian Dior are drawn from the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. Which begs the question: just how did the ROM go about building such a fabulous wardrobe? From the get-go, fashion and textiles have been an integral … Continue reading Haute Collection

Glam Glossary

Do you have trouble distinguishing what's haute and what's not? In preparation for the exhibition Christian Dior, we put together a guide of a few key terms you may come across as we head into the world of high fashion. Atelier – Translates to “workshop” and, in fashion, is where the garments are produced. Bones … Continue reading Glam Glossary