Friday April 3, 2020

Christian principles

Christian Dior was one of the true masters of haute couture. A lavish new exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum pays tribute to his rich legacy

10th February, 2019
The ‘Designers for Dior’ section pays tribute to his successors such as John Galliano

In the 1940s, Christian Dior said: “The evening is a time when you can escape the realities of everyday life.” Today, escapism comes in spades at Dior: Designer of Dreams, the recently-unveiled exhibition at London’s V&A. This, reader, is no ordinary design exhibition.

The most comprehensive undertaking by the museum since 2015’s feted Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, it features more than 500 objects set out in a series of...

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