Celebrating The New Museum’s Judy Chicago Retrospective With Dior

When the art and celebrity worlds collide.

During her time at Dior, Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri has always made it a point to elevate and champion female artists, incorporating them into runway shows when possible. This desire to combine art with style and advocacy is also seen in the ways the brand extends its reach beyond the fashion world. In that vein, the luxury brand is the sponsor behind Judy Chicago’s retrospective at the New Museum in New York. Called “Herstory”, the feminist artist will take over three floors of the museum, showcasing the full breadth of work from her sixty-plus year career. 

Chicago’s work questions mortality, birth, environmental disaster, and the contradictions that come with day to day life through paintings, photographs, etchings, drawings, and sculpture. Accompanying her retrospective is a fourth floor exhibition within an exhibition entitled “The City of Ladies”, which includes over eighty other female artists whose work aligns with Chicago’s. 

Last night, to kick off the exhibit Dior hosted a preview as well as an intimate dinner. Guests like gallerist Sarah Hoover, clad in a floor length gown, as well as art critic Jerry Saltz worked their way up, snapping photos and exchanging hellos. Also present was actress Dianna Agron as well as Derek Blasberg and Kate Young, all eager to toast to a successful opening night. The guest of honor, Chicago herself, could be seen meandering about the fourth floor as her signature purple shag was easily spotted among the crowd.

See all of these guests as well as more images from the night in our slideshow below. And if you want to check out the show, it’ll run from October 12th through January 1st. Tickets can be found here.

From left to right: Judy Chicago, Sarah Hoover, Dianna Agron, Derek Blasberg

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