Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams opened at the V&A on February 2, 2019. Based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, the exhibition has been reimagined for the V&A, with over 50% new content.
Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers. A brand-new section of the exhibition explores for the first time the designer’s fascination with British culture.
The exhibition presents 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.
After tickets for the exhibition sold out within three weeks of opening, it has been announced that the exhibition is extended by seven weeks, now closing September 1.
Free to Members of the AFV&A and V&A (£18 for non-members)
Image: Royal Portrait of Princess Margaret on her 21st birthday. Photograph by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.