V & A : “Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams”

21.01.2019 | Art , Blog , Fashion | BY:

On February 2nd, London based Victoria and Albert Museum will open the doors to the largest comprehensive exhibition to be staged in the UK on the fashion house of Dior. Titled “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams,” this exhibition will trace the impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers while exploring the works of the six artistic directors who succeeded him. Although based on the major exhibition “Christian Dior: Couturier du Reve,” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the showcase is reimagined for the V & A by curator Oriole Cullen and includes a brand new section which explores the designers fascination with British culture. 

“There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much. I love English traditions, English politeness, English architecture. I even love English cooking,” a quote from Christian Dior. The designer deeply admired the British  way of life, even his first fashion show took place at London’s Savoy Hotel and he then later established the brand as Christian Dior London. 

The exhibition also gives insight to Dior’s creative collaborations with jewellers, shoemakers, and glove makers as well as a focus on some of his earliest elite clients. These include author Nancy Mitford, dancer Margot Fonteyn and a special highlight of the Christian Dior dress worn by Princess Margaret for her 21st birthday. The exhibition will presents over 500 objects and over 200 rare Haute Couture garments displayed alongside the designer’s personal possessions. The show will reveal the sources of inspiration which help define the Dior aesthetic, from the intricate designs of Yves Saint Laurent to Maria Grazia Chiuri’s feminist vision. The showcase will be held across 11 sections which include titles such as The Dior Line, Dior In Britain, Historicism, Travels, among others. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams opens February 2nd until July 14th , to book your tickets visit V & A.

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Meadham Kirchhoff at the V&A

09.12.2013 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

Meadham Kirchhoff presented a retrospective catwalk last week in London with the V&A’s Fashion in Motion initiative. The four catwalk shows featured highlights of the brand’s womenswear collections to date.

Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff said; ‘We were very pleased to be involved with the V&A’s Fashion in Motion series. When approaching every collection or garment we secretly hope to make something worthy of being seen in a museum, so for us it is an honour to present a show comprised of hand-picked pieces from our favourite collections.’

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Making It

26.04.2012 | Blog , Culture , Fashion | BY:

Looking for the next fashion-art-film fix in London? Then get yourself to the V&A this Friday for the next installment of their Friday late programme called Britain is Making It. The event coincides with the  British Design 1948 – 2012 exhibition.

Kathryn Ferguson is collaborating with video artist Weirdcore to create a live site-specific video sculpture in the Hintz Sculpture Galleries. It is the public premiere of Kathryn’s film Máthair which will be screened amongst the religious iconography of the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries.

She has also curated a UK fashion film reel that will be looping throughout the night in the main entrance hall featuring work by Quentin Jones, Cassette Playa, Ruth Hogben, Julie Verhoeven and others.

Britain is Making It, Friday 27th April, V&A, 6.30 – 10pm

Victoria, Victoria Beckham film by Quentin Jones

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