The biggest and most comprehensive exhibition ever to be put on in the UK is set to be held at the V&A from February next year, focusing on none other than the wonderful House of Dior.
On until July 14th 2019, the exhibition will trace the history and impact of the designer, covering his life and career from 1947 to the present day, as well as the six artistic directors of the brand who came after him.
Highlights from the V&A’s Couture collections will be showcased, including the Bar Suit which was given to the museum by the House of Dior back in 1960. Fashion photography, accessories, film, perfume, illustrations, magazines, makeup and more than 200 rare Haute Couture garments will also be on display, as well as some of Christian Dior’s personal possessions.
“Reimagining this hugely popular exhibition from Paris – as the largest fashion exhibition the V&A has undertaken since Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty – will shed new light on Dior’s fascination with Britain.
“The V&A holds one of the largest and most important fashion collections in the world, and we are delighted to be able to reveal highlights from our outstanding collection alongside those from the remarkable archive of the House of Dior, for this spectacular exhibition,” deputy director and chief operating officer of the V&A Tim Reeve said.
Other interesting exhibitions on at the museum include Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, on until the beginning of November this year. This exhibition features a collection of the artist’s personal artefacts and clothing and has never been seen outside Mexico before.
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