Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition will trace 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.

Image: Christian Dior (1905–57), Bar Suit of silk and wool, Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 1947, Corolle Line. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Photo © Laziz Hamani

 

Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition will trace 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.

 

Christian Dior (1905–57), Bar Suit of silk and wool, Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 1947, Corolle Line. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Photo © Laziz Hamani

 

'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' - Christian Dior

The exhibition pairs rare haute couture garments with design drawings, fashion illustrations and extraordinary fashion photographs.

 

Christian Dior, Getty Images

 

Discover 162 objects that have never before been displayed, including 57 Dior garments. 

 

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2 February - 14 July, 2019

 

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