In February 2019, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London will open the largest and most comprehensive Christian Dior exhibition ever in the U.K. “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” will highlight the iconic designer’s history and influence on fashion from 1947 to today. To put its size into context: this will be the museum’s biggest fashion exhibition since “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in 2015.”
“Based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, the exhibition will be reimagined for the V&A. A brand-new section will, for the first time, explore the designer’s fascination with British culture,” said the museum in a statement.
Dior’s British inspirations ranged from the ocean liner Queen Mary to Savile Row suiting. He staged fashion shows at landmarks like London’s Savoy Hotel and Blenheim Palace. He also designed for prominent British figures including author Nancy Mitford, ballerina Margot Fonteyn, and actual royalty, Princess Margaret. (She wore his designs on her 21st birthday.)
The exhibition will run from February 2, 2019 to July 14, 2019, and tickets will become available this fall. (So start planning your trips now.) Ahead is a sneak peak of what you can expect from “Designer of Dreams” this winter.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.
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