V&A announces largest Dior exhibition in the UK
The exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, will open next year at the Victoria and Albert museum, London. It has been confirmed as the largest collection of the designer’s work ever shown in the UK and will showcase more than 500 garments by the famous French fashion house. It will be the V&A’s largest fashion exhibition since 2015’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.
“There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much. I love English traditions, English politeness, English architecture. I even love English cooking.” – Christian Dior
This quote displayed on the V&A’s web page for the upcoming event, speaks to how the show will draw focus on celebrating the designer’s love for all things English. Christian Dior had a continuing love and respect for the beauty of architecture and traditions by which British people live. There will be a new section added to the show that will explore his fascination and the way in which it influenced his work for the label.
As well as the stunning garments themselves, attendees can look forward to observing a number of the designer’s personal possessions and some original sketches too. The exhibition will also include and explore Dior’s successors that continued his vision for the label right up to modern day.
The highly anticipated event is curated by the museum’s fashion and textiles curator, Oriole Cullen. It will be a reimagining of the Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris’ exhibition which celebrated 70 years of Dior running from July 2017 to February 2018. The show was an unprecedented success, attracting no less than 700,000 visitors, more than any other single event in the museum’s history. No doubt the V&A can expect and look forward to a similar occurrence for next year’s wonderfully intriguing presentation.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams runs from 2nd January – 14th July 2019. For further information visit here.