February 2019 sees the V&A Museum staging the biggest ever show of Dior and will feature over 200 items from every designer in the label’s 71 year history. Dior was known for the New Look bringing acres of fabric to a fashion world starved of indulgence following the frugality of the second world war. He was a fan of the English and British design and often set up licenses with a wide range of British companies including Rayne Shoes and Dent gloves. He also hosted a private show for the young Queen and her sister Princess Margaret, who was fast becoming the face of British glamour in the ’50’s, at the French Embassy in London.
This exhibition promises to be a incredible example of haute couture where everything featured is hand-made. It also includes an in-depth look at the success of the brand itself and those who followed after his death at the early age of 52, including Yves St Laurent and John Galliano.
Christian Dior – Designer of Dreams opens in the Sainsbury Gallery, V& A London on 2nd February until 14th July 2019. Tickets will range from £20 – £24, members are free.