The largest-ever exhibition showcasing the House of Dior in the UK has opened at the V&A in London. Dior: Designer of Dreams is a celebration of one of the most influential fashion houses that is not to be missed.
Fashion has never been a strong point of mine. Tries hard but usually misses the mark probably sums up my fashion sense. Still, I can appreciate beautiful clothes, so as soon as I heard about the Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum I knew I had to get a ticket.
Inside the House of Dior
The retrospective of the French fashion house is the largest ever staged in the UK. With 11 sections and over 200 haute couture garments, the show explores the impact of the House of Dior.
As well as the stunning clothes – some of the gowns are jaw-droppingly beautiful – there are accessories, fashion photography, illustrations and magazine
As you’d expect from such a popular exhibition it was pretty crowded, particularly in some the smaller rooms where are some pretty tight corners. However, that doesn’t take anything away from the show and there are plenty of opportunities to get a close look at all the displays.
The exhibition runs from 2 February until 14 July. It’s selling fast though so if you are planning to visit make sure you book your ticket as soon as possible.
Update: The exhibition has proved so popular it has been extended to September.
Here are some of my favourite dresses from the exhibition.
If you visit, let me know what you thought in the comments below. My next trip to the V&A is to see the Mary Quant exhibition in April so look out for another post shortly after.