Maria Tripolitaki Vesper Beauty & Fashion editorOne of the best exhibitions this year takes place at the British Victoria & Albert Museum in London. From 2nd of February to 14th of July, it will present pieces of Christian Dior, the “Designer of Dreams”, which many of them have never been in the museum’s spotlight ever before. The exhibition is dedicated not just to the life and work of the French designer, but also throughout the course of the House from 1947 until today and it is divided in 11 sections.

The tribute to the legendary “New Look”, the “Dior line”, the “Ballroom” with the most famous evening dresses become alive under the special lighting of the room, the Ateliers, the influence of the gardens on designer are just some of the rooms that will have the visitors speechless. There is a room dedicated to the six art directors of the House, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri, that succeeded the designer after his death, in 1957.

Over 500 pieces are displayed in the museum’s rooms, such as Princess Margarita’s diamond dress from her 21st birthday, loaned from the Museum of London, and many more accessories, perfumes, sketches, miniature dresses, fashion photos, magazines and personal items of the designer. There are also more recent creations by Dior, such as Charlie Theron’s golden dress for the J ‘Adore perfume advertisement in 2008 and Lupita Nyong’o’s white dress from the premiere of “Sorry Angel” at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. Each room shows a different side of the House, which will enchant the visitor.

Oriole Calen, fashion curator of V&A, based her vision on the great “Christian Dior: Couturier du Reve” exhibition that hosted the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, but this time, as she says, she wanted to show Christian Dior’s bond with London, the place of his first fashion show on February 12th, 1947. The exhibition is an hymn to the couturier’s avant-garde pioneer spirit and a celebration of  the art that the House produced. So if you find yourself in the heart of London, you have to book a ticket to the most beautiful and fashionable experience at Victoria & Albert Museum.

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