“Elise” steps out for the Easter Fashion Parade wearing her spring-green wool felt swing coat accented with a shell pink flower corsage, a matching spring-green felt hat and shell-pink dress. She’s carrying her basket celebrating spring. The roots of Easter go back centuries and are tied into the symbolism of spring, planting, and new life. The rabbit became an image for spring and eggs represented fertility.
The German’s embraced the myth and used the idea of the “Easter Hare” laying colorful eggs as gifts to well-behaved children and hiding them in a garden. The legends were brought to America in the 1700s when Dutch and German immigrants settled in the Pennsylvania Dutch territory. Children made nests out of their hats or bonnets in hopes to attract the “Easter Hare,” and it’s colorful eggs.
DIOR: FROM PARIS TO THE WORLD
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
May 19, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Today, Dior’s global influence is as enduring and iconic as ever. Dior: From Paris to the World surveys more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s legacy, featuring a dynamic selection of over 100 haute couture dresses, as well as accessories, photographs, original sketches, runway videos, and other archival material. This exhibition profiles both Dior himself and subsequent artistic directors, including Yves Saint Laurent (1958–1960), Marc Bohan (1961–1989), Gianfranco Ferré (1989–1996), John Galliano (1997–2011), Raf Simons (2012–2015), and Maria Grazia Chiuri (2016–present), all of whom have carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century.
Opens to the Public
May 28, 2019 to May 30,, 2019
Frogmore House - the location for the wedding reception of Prince Harry and Meghan (they’ve just moved to their new home Frogmore Cottage on the property.) Rarely available to the public, Frogmore House is going to be open three days in May for charity.
For almost 20 years, Frogmore was the home of Queen Victoria's mother, The Duchess of Kent. Works by her and her daughter are on display in the house. Queen Victoria often visited Frogmore during her long widowhood and worked on her papers there.