Meet Jean Dawnay, Dior's English rose

Produced as part of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Ran from 2 February 2019 to 1 September 2019

More about this Exhibition

Jean Dawnay, or 'Caroline' as she was known, was a house model for Dior during the years 1949 – 50. Her transformation from 'frumpy' post-war English model to polished Dior mannequin saw her become one of the original supermodels. Her daughter, Princess Katya Galitzine, discusses her Mother's Dior years, the infamous British fashion shows and her fondness for Christian Dior, himself.