Made By Mrs M

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Kate Marsden

I’d like to make it clear that I am not in any way gloating about the fact that I had a lovely Mother’s Day visit to an exhibition which has been extended, yet is still completely sold out…. but I took photos to share with you all, so I will! The Christian Dior show at the V&A was nothing short of amazing - well worth the queue (which was somewhat epic due to the fact that people didn’t want to leave the gallery, so there was a one in one out policy) and the selling out bit is completely understandable.

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The exhibition charts the full history of the fashion house from the New Look of 1947 to the present day (and my desire to purchase a Dior dress from the current collection and wear nothing but that, as I’d obviously be unable to afford ANY more clothes EVER, was pretty strong!). In the tradition of the V&A and their blockbuster exhibitions, each new room was a triumph and there were plenty of gasps from the crowd as we moved through - and when I say crowd, it was busy but not awful - I got to see everything and there was no need to sharpen my elbows.

I left remembering why I wanted to study fashion all those years ago, and I would of course be sending all my students off to it, had it not sold out. So if you’re not going to get a chance, you can live vicariously through my photos, and if you have tickets, here’s a snippet of the delights you can look forward to!

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is on at the V&A until 1 September 2019, but as I mentioned it’s sold out… you can find out more about it here.