Dreaming of Dior

We were so excited when we saw that V&A were curating a Christian Dior exhibition…

We have been fans of Dior’s stunning silhouettes and incredible embroidery for as long as we can remember, so we couldn’t pass up the chance to see such a collection of the classic gowns through to the modern day designs.

French 75s at the V&A
French 75 drinking French 75s at the V&A Members Room!

We arrived at the V&A at lunch time (having spent the morning at The Revival Retro Boutique – more about that later!), so we headed for the Members Room for a light lunch and cocktails before joining the queue for Dior.

Throughout the exhibition, which set Christian Dior’s fabulous original designs alongside those of the House of Dior’s later head designers, such as Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano, we were immediately and easily drawn towards the outfits of the 1940s and 1950s.  

That’s not to discount the decades of creativity following Dior’s death in 1957 – there are some fabulous designs , many drawing such strong influence from Dior himself that you had to check the date and designer to be sure of its creator. 

We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition and would recommend anyone with an interest in fashion or vintage style grabs a ticket 🙂

For more photos please see our Facebook album – and give us a like while you’re there 😉 

For more details of the exhibition (which runs until 1 September 2019) and V&A memberships please visit vam.ac.uk – a Mary Quant exhibition is also running until February 2020.

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