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From The New Look To Now, Inside The V&A’s Glorious Dior Exhibition


From Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday gown to the thousands of paper roses blooming in the garden-themed chamber, the mood of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is decidedly British. The exhibition is a reconfiguration of the 2017 Paris show, Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, with a different thematic journey, 60 per cent new content and an original installation celebrating the country a 21-year-old from Normandy fell in love with upon his first visit to perfect his English.  …

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Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient Exhibition in Paris


In April of 1963, a young Yves Saint Laurent discovered his love for Japan, and it was in Kyoto specifically that he encountered courtesans who sported traditional Japanese dress. The delicacy of the lace, the exoticism of the print and the appeal of the uniquely structured cut was enough for Saint Laurent to fall in love with the art of Japanese clothing. This great love was projected into his 1977 Fall/Winter collection which saw a more widespread adoration of Asia…

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The Met’s Heavenly Bodies exhibition has broken records


The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ exhibition has received record-breaking numbers of visitors since it opened on 10 May. The exhibition, which looks at the relationship between fashion, art and the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism, has seen 3 million visitors attend its Upper East Side museum and nearly 200,000 visit the Met Cloisters in northern Manhattan, making it The Met Costume Institute’s most successful show yet. Launched in May with another star-studded Met…

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