Capturing the highlights of a big V&A exhibition, this surprising quantity celebrates the Space of Dior from its basis in 1947 to the current day. Haute-couture robes by way of Christian Dior and the illustrious ingenious administrators who adopted him—Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri—are showcased right here, atmospherically photographed by way of Laziz Hamani. Archival subject matter—together with layout sketches by way of Christian Dior—and press and Style pictures supply colourful context, amplified by way of introductory texts to each and every phase by way of V&A Style Curator Oriole Cullen. A gap bankruptcy by way of Cullen appears to be like at Dior’s ingenious collaborations with influential British producers, and his such a lot amazing British shoppers, from Princess Margaret to writer Nancy Mitford and ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn. It additionally revisits Dior’s impressive Style displays staged in England’s such a lot sumptuous stately properties, together with at Blenheim Palace in 1954.