Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Spanning 1947 to the present day, the exhibition a V&A traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain.

Christian Dior (1905–57), Pérou embroidered silk evening dress, Autumn-Winter 1954 Haute Couture collection, H line. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Gift of Cecil Beaton. Photo © Laziz Hamani

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.

Christian Dior with model Sylvie, circa 1948. Courtesy of Christian Dior.
Yves Saint Laurent in front of Christian Dior London, 11th November 1958. © Popperfoto, Getty Images
Christian Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri (b. 1964), Éventail de vos hasards, silk tulle dress, Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 2018. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. Photo © Laziz Hamani

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Francisco Lacerda

Francisco Lacerda

Francisco Lacerda is an artist, cultural critic and creative director of Pois. He writes for Pois since 2018. He also writes for other social media websites and he is a international art curator. Francisco studied in Lisbon and London, where he learned about art, management and luxury. Francisco Lacerda is responsible for major interviews: Duane Michals, Edouard Taufenbach, Anthony Lister, Manuel Braun.

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