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Designer of Dreams: Celebrating 70 Years of Christian Dior at the V&A

Designer of Dreams: Celebrating 70 Years of Christian Dior at the V&A

A celebration of Christian Dior at the Victoria and Albert Museum displays more than 70 years of magical designs. Elizabeth Finney discovers more

In his book, The Little Dictionary of Fashion, the exemplary designer Christian Dior said: “Simplicity, grooming and good taste – the three fundamentals of fashion – cannot be bought. But they can be learnt, by rich and poor alike.”

In February 2019, the Victoria and Albert Museum hosts the monumental exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. This is based on the 2017 Paris exhibition, Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, but given a significant twist – a section will be dedicated to his self-confessed fascination with British culture and the collaborations, fashion shows and clients he had in England. In his memoir, Dior wrote: “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. I dote on Yorkshire pudding, mince pies, stuffed chicken and, above all, I worship the English breakfast of tea, porridge, eggs and bacon.”

Feb 27th 2019
Elizabeth Finney
Fashion
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