Currently on view at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams has been described by some critics as inspirational as the French designer’s New Look, back when it launched in 1947. Spanning from that moment to the present day, this show traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain. The famed designer once remarked:
There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much. I love English traditions, English politeness, English architecture. I even love English cooking.
The audience will have an opportunity to see over 200 rare Haute Couture garments drawn from the museum’s collection and the extensive Dior Archives, accompanied by accessories, fashion photography, film, vintage perfume, original make-up, illustrations, magazines, and Christian Dior’s personal possessions.
Although the show is currently sold out, very few tickets are released each morning on a “first come, first served” basis and are available at the Grand Entrance on Cromwell Road.
The exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams will be on view at the V&A in London until September 1st, 2019.
Featured image: V&A, Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition, The Garden section © Adrian Dirand; V&A, Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition, Atelier Section © Adrian Dirand; V&A, Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition, Ballroom Section © Adrian Dirand; V&A, Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition, Travels Section © Adrian Dirand