Christian Dior: Designer of dreams exhibition review
Just as the title of the exhibition exudes, Dior truly was/is the designer of dreams. From the moment you step into the exhibition you are immediately swept into a magical realm of breathtaking designs from across Dior's career. This is the biggest exhibition held at the V&A Museum since Alexander McQueens 2015: Savage Beauty (also amazing) and it definitely did not disappoint.
The displays in themselves where just phenomenal, with myself particularly in awe of the detail in the below ceiling:
The work of each 6 creative directors, that the house has seen since Dior's decade long tenure, is displayed with equal weighting across the exhibition. There sits Yves Saint Laurent’s bold trapeze lines, Marc Bohan’s demure dresses, Gianfranco Ferré’s ostentatious frocks, John Galliano’s theatrical pieces, Raf Simons’ minimalism and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s feminist reinvention.
This is an exhibition that focuses purely on design, leaving the dresses to do all the talking (and that they did). I'm not sure it matters how you old you are, a room full of sequins still seems to spark so much joy.
With tickets selling out just three weeks after the release date, I was lucky enough to get hold of two tickets via the second release. If you can some how get a ticket, i'd highly recommend going.