Thursday December 12, 2019

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As a child, Dubliner Oriole Cullen loved clothes and spent a lot of her time playing with the dressing-up box. It’s probably no surprise she ended up as curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion at the V&A museum in London, where she organises major exhibitions such as this year’s Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, the most visited show in the museum’s history, writes Elaine Prendeville

17th November, 2019
Oriole Cullen, V&A curator of modern fashion and textiles, with items from the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition PIc: Dougal MacArthur

Looking for a contender for the world’s greatest job?

Try curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Dubliner Oriole Cullen can lay claim to this title, and it places her at the helm of major fashion exhibitions such as the couture fest that was this year’s Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Cullen has one of the most enviable roles on earth, and she knows it....

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