V&A Museum extends Dior exhibition until September

The V&A’s 'Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams' exhibition is set to equal or surpass the success of the museum’s 2015 blockbuster 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' show.  


V&A, Adrien Dirand

The fashion and design museum has announced plans to extend the new Dior exhibition by seven weeks after welcoming more than 121,566 visitors since it opened on 2 February.

Pre-bookable tickets for the show, which was originally scheduled to finish on 14 July, sold out within 19 days.

“We knew that Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams would be popular, but we have been overwhelmed by the phenomenal visitor response to-date,” said Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A.

“I am delighted that we can extend the run, ensuring that as many people as possible have the chance to see it before it closes.”


V&A, Adrien Dirand

The exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive ever staged on the house of Dior in the UK, and the museum’s biggest fashion show since Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. It is based on Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, adding a new section dedicated to the designer’s fascination with British culture.

Tickets for the extended run will be released on the 15th of each month for the 30 days ahead, and a limited number of tickets will be available to purchase in person every day from 10am on a first-come, first-served basis.

Over 500 objects, including rare Haute Couture gowns, vintage perfumes, original make-up and items designed by all six artistic directors who led the brand since Christian Dior’s death in 1957 are on display.

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