Capturing the highlights of the major Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this stunning souvenir celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day. Haute-couture gowns by Christian Dior and the illustrious creative directors who followed him –Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferrè, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri–are showcased here, each described by Oriole Cullen and atmospherically photographed by Laziz Hamani. Praise for Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams: "it is an unashamed celebration of Christian Dior's joie de vivre" Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor "breath-taking celebration of haute couture and a welcome escape from reality" Rebecca Gonsalves, Culture Whisper
Oriole Cullen is curator of Fashion and Textiles at the V&A. Connie Karol Burks is Assistant Curator, Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A.