Dior to recast blockbuster retrospective for London’s V&A

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 27, 2017) (REUTERS – Renowned French couture label Christian Dior will stage a major retrospective of its influential styles and glamorous gowns at London’s Victoria & Albert museum in 2019, after a blockbuster first run in Paris.

“Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams”, on show between Feb. 2 and July 14, will trace the evolution of the fashion house, starting with the creations of its namesake founder.

Dior, who launched the label in 1947 and dressed stars such as Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner, is also famed for the black-and-white “Bar Suit” presented that same year, which influenced the hourglass silhouettes and bouffant skirts of the 1950s.

While Paris’ Musee des Arts Decoratifs held a similar retrospective – the exhibit, which closed in early 2018, became one of the city’s most visited of all time – the V&A version will also explore Christian Dior’s fascination with Britain, according to a statement from the label.

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