Dior To Stage Men’s Show In Miami, Across From New Rubell Museum
FLORIDA, UNITED STATES — Kim Jones will stage his Dior pre-fall show on December 3 at the new Rubell Museum on the eve of its official opening to the public. Located in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.
Guests at the Dior show, set to take place two days before the opening of the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair, will get a sneak peek of the venue’s inaugural exhibition.
The 100,000-square-foot Rubell Museum, designed by Selldorf Architects, features 53,000 square feet of galleries displaying works from the collection of Don and Mera Rubell, alongside flexible spaces for performances and events, an art research library, a bookstore and a restaurant that opens onto a courtyard garden.
It’s scheduled to open on Dec. 4 with a show of more than 300 works by 100 artists, in what is being billed as one of the most far-ranging museum exhibitions of contemporary art ever presented. It will include works by Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, Kehinde Wiley, Anselm Kiefer, Barbara Kruger and Yayoi Kusama.
Jones has collaborated with artists including Kaws, Raymond Pettibon and Daniel Arsham on his previous Dior men’s collections, but said he was taking a slightly different approach this time around.
“I’m working with someone who is technically an artist, because their line work is brilliant, but that’s not what their background is,” he teased in an interview with WWD last month. “Their handwriting and signature is famous worldwide, but it’s a different thing.”
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