V&A Museum extends Dior exhibition until September
today Mar 12, 2019
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.
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.”
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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