V&A extends Christian Dior exhibition due to unprecedented demand

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The V&A has announced that it will be extending its Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition, after all tickets to the event were sold out within three weeks of going on sale.

The exhibition was originally scheduled to run until 14 July 2019, and will now be extended by seven weeks until Sunday 1 September 2019.

To date, 121,566 visitors have experienced the exhibition since its opening on 2 February 2019.

The V&A will release additional tickets on the 15th of each month on a first come, first served basis. The tickets will be available for sale on the V&A website and from 10am at the Grand Entrance. V&A members can visit the exhibition for free with no need to book in advance. Tickets are priced from £20 with concessions priced at £15.

The exhibition presents over 500 rare objects from the Dior archive including Haute Couture garments, accessories, fashion photography, vintage perfume, original makeup, illustrations, magazines, and the designer’s personal possessions.

Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, said: “In 1947, Christian Dior changed the face of fashion, creating a lasting legacy that continues to inspire today. The V&A has a history of staging revelatory fashion exhibitions, and there is always a hugely engaged audience for these. We knew that Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams would be popular, but we have been overwhelmed by the phenomenal visitor response to-date. I would like to thank our visitors who have gone to such great lengths to see this extraordinary exhibition so far. I am delighted that we can extend the run, ensuring that as many people as possible have the chance to see it before it closes.”

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