Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum promised style in spades, along with the Parisian dresses which one could only dream about.
When I heard that the Christian Dior exhibition was coming to the V&A in London, I jumped at the chance to go along and explore the fashion exhibition. Promising style and elegance, the Designer of Dreams exhibition was a reimagined version of the fashion show that took place at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. I was gutted to have missed out on it so I was determined to attend the London exhibition.
Walking into the exhibition, you know you are walking into the lap of luxury. The exhibition is split into 11 sections including Travel and Historicism and you realise that you are walking through the very heart of Dior’s haute couture collection. Faced with luxurious outfits and dresses, you walk into the Dior fantasy closet with nipped in waists and the most feminine of silhouettes.
Christian Dior knew how to make a woman feel like a woman. Whether it was working with Royalty or some of the world’s most famous Hollywood actresses, it becomes very clear that wearing Dior was an honour. The most noteable dress was the one worn by our very own Princess Margaret on her 21st birthday which is a centre piece in one of the rooms.
It is clear why, Dior dresses and suits are to die for. From the luxurious silks, intricate embroidery to the beautifully made button holes, every single item on show has been created with a ridiculous amount of detail. I lusted after every single gown on show and promptly started to work out, just how long it would take me to be able to afford one.
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I walked out of the Christian Dior exhibition wanting to see more and to learn more. Dior is one of my favourite designers and his legacy lives on even today. Unashamedly feminine and breathtakingly beautiful.