The largest fashion show in the UK will be held by the legendary French fashion designer Christian Dior next year at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) in London, “BBC News said on Monday.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams looks back on the history of the Dior fashion house and presents its influence on the French fashion world.
V & A organizes its own exhibition following an exhibition held in Paris last year. The French material is expanded with a new section that deals with Dior’s influence on British culture.
According to Oriole Cullen, V & A’s director, the exhibition will celebrate “the Dior fashion design’s permanent impact and Dior’s relationship with England”.
Dior was a great admirer of British architecture and gardening. His relationship with Britain began at the end of the forties, and he held his first British fashion show at the Savoy Hotel.
The museum also recalls the Dior show that the fashion designer held in 1954 at the Blenheim Palace near Oxford.
More than 500 items, including designer sketches and fashion photographs, can be seen at the show. But they present more than 200 unique dresses, including the dress that Princess Margit wore on her 21st birthday.
The directors of the show also point out that Dior’s followers such as John Galliano or Maria Grazia Chiuri continued the tradition of the fashion cello.
The exhibition will open on February 2, 2019 and will be open until 14 July.