It’s the V&A’s show of the year. Here’s our lowdown on Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.
Spanning 1947 up to the present day, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, which has just opened at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, explores the work of the legendary French fashion designer.
As well as couture gowns, including those worn by Princess Margaret, Margot Fonteyn and Jennifer Lawrence, the show reveals the inspirations behind Christian Dior’s vision – including a fascination with Britain – and explores how each of his successors have stayed true to his aesthetic: from the daring designs of Yves Saint Laurent and the exuberance of John Galliano to the minimalism of Raf Simons and the feminist vision of Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Dior’s personal possessions are also on show alongside accessories, perfume, make-up, photography, film, illustrations and magazines.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams runs until 14 July. Tickets from £20, vam.ac.uk