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A sublime V&A retrospective of Dior shows couture worn by celebs
Couture gowns - from Princess Margaret to Jennifer Lawrence.
Art x Style 08 Feb 2019

As if Christian Dior didn’t have enough of an impact on fashion, the Victoria & Albert Museum just opened a retrospective of the designer’s work in London, which runs until July 14.

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V&A_Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition_Atelier section © ADRIEN DIRAND
Royal photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904 - 1980);
Princess Margaret (1930-2002), photo Cecil Beaton (1904-80), London, UK, 1951. © Cecil Beaton, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Expect to see couture gowns worn by Princess Margaret, Margot Fonteyn and Jennifer Lawrence. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers.

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Sketch by Christian Dior for model Oxford, Spring-Summer 1947 Haute Couture collection © Christian Dior
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Christian Dior with model Sylvie, circa 1948. © Christian Dior

“The influence of Christian Dior’s design was all-pervasive and helped to define an era,” said Oriole Cullen, Fashion and Textiles Curator at the V&A.
“In their own individual ways, each of the House’s successive artistic directors have referenced and reinterpreted Dior’s own designs and continued the legacy of the founder, ensuring that the House of Christian Dior is at the forefront of fashion today.”
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V&A_Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition_Diorama section © ADRIEN DIRAND

Text by Nadja Sayej
Images via Christian Dior

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