A musical Dior brooch

Produced as part of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Ran from 2 February 2019 to 1 September 2019

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Made by Mitchel Maer for Christian Dior in 1952 – 3, this exquisitely made piece of costume jewellery conceals a music box inside. When wound at the back, it plays an iconic piece of music that meant a great deal to its globetrotting owner, Marguerite Kitson. Marguerite's daughter, Leona Bannar-Martin, who donated the brooch to the V&A, recalls how and where the brooch was worn.