Dior at the VAM: The New Look, the influence and a love for the UKTo Christian Dior “The Stylist of Dreams”, the V&A Museum (VAM) in London dedicates an exhibition that retraces the history and impact of one of the most important courtiers of the 20th century from 1947 to present-day times, while also underlining his close ties with the UK, his second home.

Feb 10, 2019
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He stirred up a revolution with his New Look and ever since then, he has never stopped influencing international fashion and culture with his amazing clothing proposals. Even accessories became protagonists in his fashion shows. Dior was in fact the first one to have models wear stiletto heels on the catwalk. This was followed by Vigevano’s successful transformation of his invention into an industry, but this is another Ten years was such a short amount of time for an artistic career, years in which Christian Dior managed to introduce a new concMandatory Credit: Photo by Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock (10076877be) Shoe detail Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition, V&A museum, London, UK - 30 Jan 2019ept of femininity, a silhouette tight at the waist in his legendary corset and with sumptuous skirts that unfolded around the legs like an array of petals. His love for the UK was reciprocated by this country and even Queen Elizabeth was one of his first and most loyal fans.story.

The VAM exhibition of clothes and accessories conceived by the creative mind of Christian Dior, includes his widely celebrated dresses with corolla skirts. Among the shoes, there is a pump with fine embroidery and a floral-themed print, Chinese slippers with an upturned rounded tongue, and sandals with pieces of coral and flowering anemones…

Ten years was such a short amount of time for an artistic career, years in which Christian Dior managed to introduce a new concept of femininity, a silhouette tight at the waist in his legendary corset and with sumptuous skirts that unfolded around the legs like an array of petals. His love for the UK was reciprocated by this country and even Queen Elizabeth was one of his first and most loyal fans.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock (10076877ag) Shoe detail Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition, V&A museum, London, UK - 30 Jan 2019

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock (10076877bd) Shoe detail Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition, V&A museum, London, UK - 30 Jan 2019

The influence of Christian Dior did not end with his premature death in Montecatini Terme in 1957, but continues to inspire young couturier and his Maison, which has moved forward with his legacy over the last sixty years. The exhibition presents historic Dior items next to the new collections, tracing a line of continuity between the two.

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