Thanks to the generosity of a friend, I was able to catch the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert museum.
It was everything I hoped it would be and I am someone who is usually ambivalent about fashion. I prefer the earlier designs, dating from 1947 and Dior’s New Look, but many in the predominantly female crowd were gushing over designs from John Galliano and Raf Simons.
“In the world today, haute couture is one of the last repositories of the marvellous.”Christian Dior, 1957
The Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition has now closed, but if you’ve an interest in fashion, the V&A is currently running an exhibition about Mary Quant (until February 2020).