The most amazing dresses, the sketches, the incredible stories from the history of fashion: all are to be seen in an beautiful exhibition in London. Reserve your seats and start looking for a plane tickets. “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” exhibition goes to England.
Photo up (from left to right) – Écarlate afternoon dress, Autumn-Winter 1955 Haute Couture collection, Y line. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Photo © Laziz Hamani // Soirée de décembre evening dress, Autumn-Winter 1954 Haute Couture collection, H line. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Gift of Dame Margot Fonteyn, Photo © Laziz Hamani // Pérou short evening dress, Autumn-Winter 1954 Haute Couture collection, H line. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Gift of Cecil Beaton. Photo © Laziz Hamani
V&A announces largest ever Christian Dior exhibition in the UK at the Sainsbury Gallery, 2 February – 14 July 2019 // vam.ac.uk | #DesignerofDreams
Tickets will go on sale in Autumn 2018.
Christian Dior with model Sylvie, circa 1948. Courtesy of Christian Dior
“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
About the exhibition…
- In February 2019, the V&A will open the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior.
- The exhibition will present over 500 objects, with over 200 rare Haute Couture garments shown alongside accessories, fashion photography, film, perfume, make-up, illustrations, magazines, and Christian Dior’s personal possessions.
- 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. It will also bring to life Dior’s spectacular fashion shows staged in the UK’s most luxurious stately homes, including Blenheim Palace in 1954.
- Spanning 1947 to the present day, Christian Dior: 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.
- From the daring designs of Yves Saint Laurent to the rational style of Marc Bohan, the flamboyance of Gianfranco Ferré, the exuberance of John Galliano, the minimalism of Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s feminist vision of fashion, the exhibition will show how each successive artistic director has stayed true to Dior’s vision of Haute Couture, while bringing their own creative sensibilities to the House.
- The exhibition is based on Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, curated by Olivier Gabet and Florence Mϋller.
Christian Dior with model Lucky, circa 1955. Courtesy of Christian Dior
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