This week ARHT Media was invited to bring our Augmented Reality Holographic Telepresence technology to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto to help showcase their latest exhibition titled The end of a war. The start of a fashion revolution. An exhibition exploring the ground-breaking early designs of famed couturier Christian Dior.
Opening on November 25, 2017, and presented by Holt Renfrew the exhibition explores the years between 1947 to 1957, and focuses on Dior’s fashion creations which helped “revive the Paris haute couture industry following the Second World War. In 1947, the opening of the new couture house and the presentation of Christian Dior’s revolutionary New Look—with soft shoulders, padded hips, and long, full skirts—swept away the masculine wartime styles. One of the most important designers of the 20th century, Christian Dior’s feminine fashions were desired, worn, and emulated by women around the world.”
Using ARHT’s holographic displays, historical images of models wearing Dior’s garments was brought to life in lifesize holographic form, helping contribute an immersive and unique experience to the exhibition that featured 40 designs of Daytime garments, late Afternoon to early Evening fashion and Grand Occasion gowns, many of which were worn by Toronto’s socialites of the period. The pieces are contextualized with Dior accessories and perfumes and augmented by film, sketches, fashion photographs, and advertisements including our revolutionary holographic displays.