Victoria & Albert museum have announced plans for the largest Dior exhibition in the country, and the second biggest at the venue since Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.
Opening in February, the Christian Dior: Couturier of Dreams exhibition will focus on history of the house and the effect the founder, and six artistic directors that followed, had on the Maison. During the British embassy event in Paris, Tim Reeve, the museum’s deputy director and chief operating officer, said:
“Reimagining this hugely popular exhibition from Paris — as the largest fashion exhibition the V&A has undertaken since ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ — will shed new light on Dior’s fascination with Britain.”
The section dedicated to Britain will showcase Dior’s most memorable shows, over 200 couture garments, including the dress worn by Princess Margaret for her 21st birthday, and reflect on Christian Dior’s fascination with English gardens, Savile Row and British ocean liners.
Expected to be bigger than the show last year at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the exhibit will run from February to July 2019. Make sure to follow our coverage of Couture Fashion week on aeworld.com and Instagram for the Dior couture show today.