‘Designer of Dreams’


There could hardly have been a more appropriate title for a retrospective of Christian Dior’s work than ‘Designer of Dreams’. Dior has always been about the weaving of a particularly seductive type of flamboyant fairytale – the type of fantastical fashion that almost barely exists outside the imagination. For anyone – boy or girl – who has ever been transfixed by the sensuous nature of sparkly schmutter this show at the V&A is a gorgeous, glamorous, generous treat with something achingly beautiful at every turn.

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