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You can now see Princess Margaret's 21st party dress at the V&A - all the details

February just got so more glamorous...

Laura Sutcliffe

We all know that fashion is a form of art and there really is nothing chicer than a great fashion exhibition. Well, exciting style news HELLO! readers, because  The Victoria & Albert museum is preparing to open its doors on 2 February to Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Amongst the stunning couture gowns that range from from 1947 to the present day, there's a certain party frock that you may be interested in - the Christian Dior dress that Princess Margaret wore for her 21st birthday celebrations.The stunning design, made famous by photographer Cecil Beaton's official birthday portrait of Margaret in 1951, is on loan from the Museum of London following conservation work and trust us, it's breathtaking. 

The exhibit will feature a fascinating insight to Christian Dior's career

Christian Dior once said: "There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much. I love English traditions, English politeness, English architecture. I even love English cooking." Who would have thought it! The designer had a deep fascination with British culture, admiring the grandeur of the great houses and gardens of Britain, as well as British-designed ocean liners, including the Queen Mary. He also had a penchant for Savile Row suits, and his first UK fashion show took place at London's Savoy Hotel. In 1952, he established Christian Dior London.

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The exhibition brings to life Dior's dreamy fashion shows staged in the UK's most luxurious stately homes, including Blenheim Palace in 1954. It features dresses worn by actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron and ballerina Margot Fonteyn.

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The exhibition presents over 500 objects, with over 200 rare Haute Couture garments shown alongside accessories, fashion photography, film, vintage perfume, original makeup, illustrations, magazines, and Christian Dior's personal possessions, as well as the six artistic directors who have succeeded him. A must-see for any fashion fan, it will be open until 14 July and we just know we are going to be first in the queue. 

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams runs from February 2 to July 14 2019 at the V&A in London.

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