If you are a fashion enthusiast or just always interested in buying new outfits every now and then, the VA&A’s latest exhibition covers all categories as Christian Dior had more than compilation of clothes.
From Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday gown to Rihanna’s iconic white Cannes Film Festival look, there are pop culture styles for historians and modern celebrities alike.
Also, there are framed pencil sketches of beautiful feminine styles by Christian Dior himself.
“The influence of Christian Dior’s design was all-pervasive and helped to define an era”, said Oriole Cullen, the V&A’s fashion and textiles curator. “In their own individual ways, each of the house’s successive artistic directors have referenced and reinterpreted Dior’s own designs and continued the legacy of the founder, ensuring that the House of Christian Dior is at the forefront of fashion today.”
Headed up by Cullen and set designer Nathalie Crinière, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is the first fashion exhibition to be staged in the V&A’s new Amanda Levete-designed galleries, and the largest of its kind at the museum since Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in 2015.