Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams At The V&A!

French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent (1936 - 2008) in London, 11th November 1958. He is preparing for the following day's Dior Autumn collection show to an audience including Princess Margaret, at Blenheim Palace. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent (1936 – 2008) in London, 11th November 1958. He is preparing for the following day’s Dior Autumn collection show to an audience including Princess Margaret, at Blenheim Palace. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

The announces that in February 2019 it will open the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior – the museum’s biggest fashion exhibition since Alexander McQueen: . Spanning 1947 to the present day, : Designer of Dreams will trace the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, and the six artistic directors who have succeeded him, to explore the enduring influence of the fashion house. I’m really excited about this exhibition as wanted to go to Paris to see it but I wasn’t quite ready to visit Paris again. It’s a city that hold so many memories for me as my husband and I first started living together there. I’m very happy that I’ll get to see it in London!
Christian Dior with model Sylvie, circa 1948. Courtesy of Christian Dior
Based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, the exhibition will be reimagined for the V&A. A brand-new section will, for the first time, explore the designer’s fascination with British culture. A highlight will be the Christian Dior dress worn by Princess Margaret for her 21st birthday celebrations, generously on loan from the Museum of London.

Princess Margaret (left), with the Duchess of Marlborough behind, presents Christian Dior with a scroll entitling him to Honorary Life Membership of the British Red Cross after the presentation of his Winter Collection at Blenheim Palace on 3rd November 1954.  (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
Princess Margaret (left), with the Duchess of Marlborough behind, presents Christian Dior with a scroll entitling him to Honorary Life Membership of the British Red Cross after the presentation of his Winter Collection at Blenheim Palace on 3rd November 1954. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

 

 

 

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