McQueen, Dior, YSL are 'Big' at the Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum is set to showcase the biggest players in the fashion industry, which is exactly why they named their new exhibit dedicated to the best of the fashion world, Big. The exhibit not only features the biggest fashion designers' creations but significant pieces in history as well such as the Dior $100,000 red coatdress that took 500 hours to create. The dress was presented in 2011 but shortly after became a controversial piece. Pourquoi? The dress was the creation of John Galliano who was rightfully fired from Dior just days after the dress was strutted down the runway.
Not all pieces are from fired designers though of course, you can also expect to feast your eyes on killer designs by the late Alexander McQueen, from Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Tam (her digitally printed silk dress is seen above) and much more including some never before seen designs. And not all dresses or textiles are those from big designers, some are big in other ways as they date back to the 18th century and come as far as Egypt and Nigeria... All in all there are over40 "big" fashion pieces on display running now through Fall 2013.