Designer of Dreams - Christian Dior
Back in March I had noticed the lovely blogger/youtuber Sophie Shohet had posted on her instagram stories that she was at the V&A museum viewing the Dior Designer of dreams exhibition, I didn't think twice in booking tickets, this for me was something I wasn't going to miss. Fashion is something I love and feel so passionate about and to be able to see works of art by a designer that is so iconic and has an inspiring talent, just couldn't be missed.
So let's talk Haute couture, gowns, shoes and bags, but mostly couture and gowns because when I say that the dresses on display took my breathe away they literally did, the craftsmanship, the beadwork and the attention to detail I could sit and look at them all day. It was beautiful to see the journey that Dior had gone on, developing through the ages, from royalty to red carpet, it is safe to say Dior really has earn't in every right to be called the designer of dreams.
Below is the very dress that was designed by Dior for Princess Margarets 21st birthday. Firstly the dress itself was incredible, to see this dress up close was amazing and when you looked closer at the beadwork, you can only begin to imagine how long this gown took to make. Secondly that waist how tiny and yes it really was as small as it looks.
The most favourite part was the final room where there was gown after gown after gown, from the iconic Jadore dress worn in the advert to gowns worn on the red Carpet like Nicole Kidman, from the lighting to the layout everything in this room as perfection, it really was an experience in itself.
To be able to press pause on the outside world and go into a Dior bubble really was amazing, slowly walking around each room, understanding how a simple idea can be turned into a piece of artwork that can be make you feel a millions dollars and something that can be appreciated by many.
I believe that additional tickets are available due to popular demand, as tickets sold out within 19 days of going on sale, so you may have to be quick. Click here
If you are not able to get tickets to the exhibition, maybe book the Pret a porter: The Dior Couture Collection afternoon tea at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge, I have already booked a table for June and can't wait for the Dior Afternoon tea experience. I'm sure you will see a post coming soon.
I look forward to seeing what exhibition the V&A host next time, maybe Chanel?
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