Inside the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition

Produced as part of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

On now until Sunday, 1 September 2019

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This exhibition presents over 200 rare Haute Couture garments drawn from the V&A's couture collection and the extensive Dior Archives alongside accessories, fashion photography, film, vintage perfume, original make-up, illustrations, magazines, and Christian Dior’s personal possessions.

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More than a parade of finery, or a catwalk of greatest hits, it is social history in needle and thread.

The Telegraph
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Alchemy of fairytale dresses, technical mastery, cultural legacy and A-list glitz that is sure to draw crowds.

The Times
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The wow-factor of Designer of Dreams can be found in the near-immersive sets... a breathtaking array of gowns in stunning ethereal settings.

Independent
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Showcases the evolution of the phenomenon of the fashion designer.

Evening Standard
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It is, frankly, charming.

Guardian
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All-out unabashed celebration of the glamour of Dior and the fantasy that's contained within a ballroom. This is the V&A in its full glossy regalia.

Vogue
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