The Victoria & Albert Museum in London opened in February 2nd the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior. “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers and the six artistic directors who have succeeded him, to explore the enduring influence of the Fashion house.
The exhibition will be open until July 14th and presents over 500 objects, with over 200 rare Haute Couture garments shown alongside accessories, fashion photography, film, vintage perfume, original make-up, illustrations, magazines, and Christian Dior’s personal possessions. It also showcases highlights from the V&A’s world-class Couture collections. The exhibition highlights Christian Dior’s complete design vision, encompassing garments, accessories and fragrances. Flowers are emblematic of the Couture House and have inspired silhouettes, embroidery and prints, but also the launch of Miss Dior in 1947, the first fragrance created alongside the very first show. “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” is the latest in the V&A’s series of significant fashion exhibitions organised in the last years; the museum’s fashion collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of dress in the world.