I never thought that anything would top the Alexander McQueen exhibition at The V&A...
… and I was right but the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is on the same level just a lot more ‘pretty’ and ‘feminine’. If you are lucky enough to snap up the last couple of tickets then you are in for a treat. If you didn’t get a chance, I snapped just a couple of photos (around 100) to share with you, so no-one completely misses out! I fell in love with so many of the dresses and certainly got a lot of wedding dress inspiration.
I have always been a fan of the Dior silhouette and the beautiful fabrics that the fashion house has used but seeing them up close and personal was even more spectacular than I thought! This is the largest exhibition on the french fashion house ever staged in the UK, with over 200 haute couture garments drawn from the V&A’s couture collection and the extensive Dior archives.
“Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain.” – The V&A
There is something so ‘ultra feminine’ about all of the collections, regardless of who was designing for the house – even the whackier designs of John Galliano have that chic look hidden inside the outrageous fabrics and kooky embellishments. I can only imagine that one feels like a real lady in a Dior outfit.
“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.
Every room we went into was filled with beautifully and cleverly presented outfits ranging from original Christian Dior designs all the way up to current designer Maria Grazia Chiuri – whose designs were some of my favourites and I basically want her to design my wedding dress!
The website says that all the tickets are sold out but they are releasing more and I believe that they do have some on the desk when the museum opens at 10am. If you know someone with a V&A membership then get them to take you as no ticket is required!