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Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A

SkoutSews

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2019, 11:54:04 AM »
I've just checked the website as I was hoping to go to this.  It's sold out apart from a few late release (15th of each month) or last minute day tickets.  I'll need to be quicker off the mark in the future  :(

Samantha

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2019, 12:41:09 PM »
I can't wait to go, getting the husband to take me fore my Birthday in June. Even better that you can take photos too.

Samantha

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2019, 12:42:47 PM »
Bahhhh just seen it's sold out  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Surest1tch

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2019, 15:26:58 PM »
That's real class, the type you never really see these days 😢

Francesca

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2019, 15:51:54 PM »
Completely sold out. It was supposed to be my birthday gift from a friend!

I'm planning to go on two separate weekdays I have booked off and try to get a ticket. If I can't I'll purchase membership as members go free (expensive but worth it, I used to be a member when I was under 26 and it was a lot cheaper and loved it).
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Marniesews

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2019, 21:43:55 PM »
For those of you who missed the chance (unless you buy a membership), this lovely video shows the making of a miniature. It's not one from the exhibition but they stole my heart.

Some of these flowermaking techniques were used in quite a few of the dresses.
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Samantha

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2019, 19:19:02 PM »
Lots more tickets released today and extended the exhibition! I've just booked my ticket for July  :D

Francesca

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2019, 19:24:23 PM »
Yayyyyyy hopefully I can still go!
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crafter

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2019, 22:18:36 PM »
Seen it at last!  Absolutely beautiful exhibition with so much to see.

Very, very crowded and very, very hot.  Leave your coat and bags at the cloakroom to help you get around.

I would love to see it all again - but when there is no one else there.
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So Chic

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2019, 12:52:24 PM »
I went last Friday and agree completely with crafter.  I don't think I saw absolutely everything as it was so crowded but a wonderful exhibition.  The one thing that disappointed me was that there was no display of the YSL Le Smoking.  One of the companies (Style I think) produced a pattern that was very, very loosely based on this which I made and wore it for years until it fell apart.

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Francesca

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2019, 13:37:51 PM »
Wish I could go, how did you all get tickets?! When I looked they were there and when I tried to pick a day they'd gone. It seemed to sell out in minutes. I guess you guys where waiting ready to pounce?

I am so gutted, because Dior is my favourite designer. I tried to go when the exhibition was in Paris but as much as I scrimped I could not afford the flight to go. When I heard it was coming to London I was beside myself with excitement but the tickets were gone in an instant. I'll admit I cried.
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Samantha

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2019, 14:40:21 PM »
Oh no @Francesca  :'( I got the email saying extra tickets now on sale but it took most of the day to be able to get on as the website kept crashing, I brought mine later on that day and there were still plenty then.

Holly Berry

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2019, 19:20:25 PM »
I tried for tickets on the 15th, but the site kept crashing. I see now that although a few tickets are available daily, there’s no mention of ticket releases on the 15th monthly  :'(
Procrastination get behind me

Marniesews

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2019, 05:06:57 AM »
If you've been, are going or disappointed not to be going, you should enjoy this video regardless. It's from a millinery perspective but there are some lovely views of many of the dresses. It's part of a playlist for the exhibition.

It's on the V&A YouTube channel which has a fashion & textiles playlist with 45 videos - well worth a look.
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Happymrsg

Re: Wowed by the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2019, 20:36:00 PM »
I saw the exhibition on Thursday evening and it was fantastic.
I was fortunate to buy tickets through The Times and went to a private viewing, with a talk beforehand that was a Q &A between Anna Murphy, fashion editor of The Times and the curator of the exhibition, Oriole Cullen. I didn't know much about Dior so this gave a great insight. She mentioned the miniatures featured in the video Marniesews has posted.
There were around 100 people there so it was really uncrowded and really easy to get a good look at all the exhibits. I've never been to an event like that before, it was wonderful.
I hope all of you who want to see the exhibition are able to do so.