Step Inside the House of Dior with Darien Library on January 24

Darien Library is pleased to present fashion aficionados a preview of the “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

Art historian Page Knox will provide a closer look at the legendary Christian Dior, the pioneer designer of the House of Dior, as well as his successors, including Yves Saint Laurent, Jon Galliano, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. Explore how the constantly innovative yet classic designs by the house of Dior reflect the changing nature of contemporary fashion and the styles of our times.

This virtual program will take place on Monday, January 24 at 7 p.m. Register on Darien Library’s website at

About Page Knox

Page Knox is an adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University, where she received her PhD in 2012. She works in a variety of capacities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art giving public gallery talks and lectures in special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection, teaching classes at the museum, and leading groups for Travel with the Met.

Page graduated from Yale University and was a double major in Art History and Economics. Upon graduation, Page spent her twenties in the financial world. Before returning to graduate school, she worked at the Yale Center for British Art. At Columbia, she received a PhD with a focus in American Art, while her minor field was Renaissance painting, specifically Leonardo da Vinci. Her dissertation, Scribner's Monthly 1870-1881: Illustrating a New American Art World, explored the significant expansion of illustration in print media during the 1870s, using Scribner's Monthly as a lens to examine how the medium changed the general aesthetic in American art in the late nineteenth century.

She continues to publish and lecture at various conferences on the subject and is a contributing author for a recently released textbook on the history of illustration. In addition to her Art Humanities class, she also teaches summer courses at Columbia that focuses on American Art and Trans-Atlantic Exchange during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

About Darien Library

 Darien Library is a Library Journal Star Library. It is among the busiest in the state with over 1,300 people visiting on an average day and has the highest per capita circulation of items in Connecticut. The Library collection includes 125,000 books and 300 newspaper and magazine subscriptions. In addition, the Library presents over 1,500 public events annually, hosting a lineup of bestselling authors, technology classes, early literacy programs, and workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs.