With the inauguration of the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, visitors can be stunned with historically significant and iconic looks by the couturier and his successors, celebrating the prestige of the House. With so many looks to observe at the V&A’s acclaimed recreation of Paris’s Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, we highlight 4 things you must see at the showcase which runs from the 2nd of February to the 14th of July.
Princess Margaret’s 21st Birthday Dress
The brand’s legacy is etched deep into British monarchical history with Princess Margaret’s stunning ballgown made especially for her official 21st birthday portrait. Witness the fine embroidery up close and be transported back to the 1950s with this stunning look.
The Bar Suit of Post-War Europe That Changed it All
Revolutionizing hemlines and silhouettes in Post-War European dressing, the Bar Suit is an iconic symbol of the rebellious change. Being the first design to focus on a woman’s waist, the Bar Suit then gave way to other historically significant silhouettes such as the Vertical Line and the Tulip which can also be viewed at the exhibition.
Witness the craftsmanship of Haute Couture pieces up close
Seeing Haute Couture on the runway is one thing, but seeing it up close is an entirely different experience. Fashion fanatics will love observing the fine craftsmanship that went into creating never-before-seen visions and will finally get to view the process that went into creating some of the pieces.
See Esteemed Designers’ Renditions of Dior
From Yves Saint Laurent’s simply delicate dresses to John Galliano’s dramatic theatrical gowns, Dior’s succeeding artistic directors surely made a mark in the brand’s history. Pay close attention to the fine detailing that may differ between artistic directors to really get an idea of how Dior has changed throughout the years through a multitude of perspectives.