The exhibition is the largest retrospective of the brand ever held in the UK, staged in the museum’s renovated Sainsbury gallery.
Taking its lead from the exhibition 2 years ago of the same name at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The V&A introduced a special segment celebrating Dior’s attraction to British culture, entitled Dior in Britain.
The most popular piece in the exhibition includes the asymmetric tulle gown Dior created for Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday celebrations in 1951 which was later immortalised in the royal’s official portrait by Cecil Beaton.
In addition to Dior the exhibition – which is curated by Oriole Cullen and designed by Nathalie Crinière – features more than 500 objects, and charts the brand’s trajectory under subsequent designers, including Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano and Raf Simons up to its current, and first female, creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Tickets will be released on the 15th of each month for the following 30 days, while a limited amount of tickets will be available to purchase in person every day from 10am.
The V&A’s 2015 blockbuster Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty currently holds the record for the most visited exhibition, with 493,043 people seeing it during its 21-week run.
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