what can i say. A man who knew the female form in its entirety who knew how to dress the female form in so many stunning and beautiful ways. Not one item on display is identical to the next. Each one is exquisite and so unique. I wish they would bring back this beautiful fashion. The most beautiful outfits i’ve ever seen on display is at the museum.
The ‘Dior, Designer of Dreams’ exhibition at the V&A is fantastic, so many gorgeous designs, and beautifully displayed
Christian Dior (1905-1957) founded the French fashion house Dior in 1946. His first collection was presented on 12 February 1947, and Carmel Snow, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar quickly coined the description ‘New Look’ for Dior’s revolutionary, voluptuous silhouettes, a far cry from the austere styles of wartime Europe
Over the years there have been a number of collaborations with the film industry - in 1950, Christian Dior was the exclusive designer of Marlene Dietrich’s dresses in the Hitchcock film Stage Fright, and in 1956, Ava Gardner had 14 dresses created for her by Dior for the film The Little Hut
In 1954, Dior held an extravagant fashion show at Blenheim Palace, in honour of Princess Margaret and the Duchess of Marlborough. Other famous couture clients have included Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace of Monaco, Princess Alexandria of Yugoslavia, Lady Pamela Hicks ..
Following Christian Dior’s death, subsequent head designers/ creative directors have included Yves Saint-Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri
This is a must see where like me your not fashion obsessed or whether you are, there is truly magnificence in each room which has been so beautifully curated. Each room you enter there is a gasp from the other room which leads you to even more exquisiteness you could possibly imagine... On until the 1st September..