July /20 /2018 by Nerisha Penrose
RARELY-SEEN PIECES FROM THE DIOR ARCHIVES WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN NEW EXHIBIT
In February 1947, French couturier Christian Dior unveiled his first-ever couture collection titled "New Look," featuring sculpted hour-glass silhouettes that celebrated an embrace of femininity and glamour after World War II.
To showcase the lasting legacy of the brand on the fashion world, London's Victoria & Albert Museum will put Dior's iconic designs on display in an expansive exhibit dubbed Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.
The exhibit will officially be open to the public in February 2019 and will explore the luxury brand's 70-year history, including the six artistic directors that succeeded Dior in the years since the label's founding.
ORGANIZED BY THE
MUSÉE DES ARTS DECORATIFS PARIS
Organized by the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and curated by Olivier Gabet and Florence Mueller, the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams will also explore Dior's love of British culture and feature more than 500 objects from the designer's archive, including a dress worn by Princess Margaret on her 21st birthday.
Dior Exhibition 2017
DESIGNER OF DREAMS
"Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams celebrates one of the most ingenious and iconic designers in fashion history," Tim Reeve, deputy director and COO of the V&A, said in a statement.
"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 Dior exhibit will run from February 2 - July 14, 2019. Tickets for the exhibit go on sale this fall 2018.
Christian Dior and Princess Margaret