Ohio State University has a large collection in their ‘Costumes and Textiles’ Museum. For a few months this year they have had a feature called ‘Dior in Ohio’
The collection features dresses and accessories from the 1950s through the 1980s.
Displayed in two rooms, the primary room featured many from the 1950s including a Gray Wool and Silk Two Piece Dress from 1950. This dress, as with many others, was on loan from the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland
Also on display were shoes and hats.
A collection of the 1950s dresses.
A collection of ‘Post Dior Evening Wear’. Some in the collection had been worn by Hollywood stars including Lauren Bacall.
An example from the 1970s
The 1950s suits. While small, this display shows the classic elegance that fashion had in the 1950s, while showing the bold changes than came in the 1960s and 1970s.