V&A announces Christian Dior exhibition

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London’s V&A museum has announced a new exhibition – Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams – which will run from February 2019.

The exhibition, which showcases some of the designer’s most rare creations, is the biggest ever showcase of his work.

As well as exploring Dior’s design evolution over the years, the exhibition gives insight into his relationship with British culture including his love of British houses, landscapes, and Savile Row suits.

Christian Dior worked with several British clients over the course of his career including Princess Margaret, whose 21st birthday dress is included in the exhibition. He also partnered with British designers including Lyle & Scott and Mitchel Maer.

The exhibition is made up of 11 displays, each focusing on a different aspect of Dior’s life and career. These include The Ballroom: 70 years of ball gowns designed from Haute Couture ateliers; The Garden: The importance of flowers and gardens in influencing designs; and The Dior Line: 10 defining looks between 1947-1957.

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams runs at the V&A from 2 February – 14 July 2019.

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