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There are exhibitions that you want to see, and there are exhibitions that you have to see. »CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS« at London's V&A

Museum belongs without a doubt in the second category. The V&A curator for Modern Textiles and Fashion, Oriole Cullen, significantly expanded the original 2017 exhibition at Paris's Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs into one of the largest and most (Instagram)-photogenic exhibitions of all time.

The tour starts with one of the most famous CHRISTIAN DIOR designs – the »Bar« suit from the Corolle collection – in front of a replica façade of the legendary Avenue Montaigne Dior Boutique. Christian Dior's haute couture debut in 1947 was like a hurricane that opened the door to post-war fashion. The age of fabric rationing and gas masks was over – it was time to dream.

ATTE NDEES ARE EN CHANT ED BY MORE THAN 500 D I SP LAYS, I NC LUDING 200 CO U T U R E DR E SS ES AND 157 P I ECES T HAT HAV E NEVER BEF OR E B EEN E XHI BITED IN A MU SEU M. T H ESE I NC LUDE ACCES S ORI ES, FASHI O N PHOT OGRAP HS, P ERF U MES, MAK EUP, I L L US TRATIONS AN D M AGAZI NES FR OM MORE THAN 7 0 Y EAR S O F D I O R .

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