Svetlana Lloyd: The Face of Dior

If you've paid a visit to Glenbow in the months since the Christian Dior exhibition opened, you’re likely quite familiar with Svetlana Lloyd, whose visage greets visitors coming in from both the 8th and 9th Avenue entrances to the museum. This image of Lloyd, famously taken by photographer William Klein in 1957, has also appeared … Continue reading Svetlana Lloyd: The Face of Dior

Collection Connection: Graeme Patterson

Graeme Patterson is a Saskatchewan-born, New Brunswick-based artist whose practice focuses on stop motion animation and multimedia sculptural installations. While travelling around Canada in 2008, Patterson started work on The Puppet Collective (Edition I) – a series of puppets based on 50 random people. Driven by an interest in people watching and figurative sculpture, Patterson … Continue reading Collection Connection: Graeme Patterson

Interview: Dr. Ilya Parkins — Fashion, Feminism and Christian Dior

Join Dr. Ilya Parkins In Conversation at Glenbow on Thursday, May 16 at 7pm. Tickets available HERE. When Christian Dior presented his debut collection in 1947, his "New Look" took the world by storm. That part of the official narrative has long been established. However, a key characteristic of storms is turbulence. While the "New … Continue reading Interview: Dr. Ilya Parkins — Fashion, Feminism and Christian Dior

Decoding Dior’s Delphine

“Linings: These are very important in the modern way of making clothes. What is inside is sometimes more important than what appears!” - Christian Dior, Talking about Fashion (1954) We've been in love with Delphine from the moment that technicians from the Royal Ontario Museum opened the crate in which she was transported to Glenbow … Continue reading Decoding Dior’s Delphine

Artist Interview: Meryl McMaster

Meryl McMaster’s powerful photographic explorations of identity and representation have seen the artist’s star steadily ascend within the contemporary art world. The Globe and Mail writes that “There's a mythic quality to McMaster's images, but they also show the burden of history…,” while CBC Arts describes her work as “…a striking collection of contemporary photography … Continue reading Artist Interview: Meryl McMaster