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Need some inside inspo? Then why not take the lead from some of our favourite fashion icons

Need some inside inspo? Then why not take the lead from some of our favourite fashion icons

Alice Temperley 

For boho at its British best, take a cue from the fashion designer’s love of heritage prints, ornate detailing and romantic touches

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 Iris Apfel

Channel the American style pioneer’s eccentric elegance with eye-catching florals, bold colours and punchy patterns  

Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel

Pearl Lowe: For modern glamour, take inspiration from the singer-turned-fashion designer and rock textures and artistic flourishes with slogan artwork

Pearl Lowe

Pearl Lowe

 

Linda Rodin 

Big up maximalism à la this beauty and fashion entrepreneur by mixing animal prints and chevrons with plush jewel tones

The King of Couture   

It’s the V&A’s show of the year. Here’s our lowdown on Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams   

Christian Dior circa 1955 at his Paris atelier with his favourite model, Lucie Daouphars (known as Lucky)

Christian Dior circa 1955 at his Paris atelier with his favourite model, Lucie Daouphars (known as Lucky)

Spanning 1947 up to the present day, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, which has just opened at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, explores the work of the legendary French fashion designer.

As well as couture gowns, including those worn by Princess Margaret, Margot Fonteyn and Jennifer Lawrence, the show reveals the inspirations behind Christian Dior’s vision – including a fascination with Britain – and explores how each of his successors have stayed true to his aesthetic: from the daring designs of Yves Saint Laurent and the exuberance of John Galliano to the minimalism of Raf Simons and the feminist vision of Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Dior’s personal possessions are also on show alongside accessories, perfume, make-up, photography, film, illustrations and magazines.

A sketch by Christian Dior for the 1947 spring-summer haute couture collection

The Ecarlate silk cocktail dress from the 1955 autumn-winter haute couture collection

Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday gown from 1951 – pictured here by Cecil Beaton – is a highlight of the exhibition

Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday gown from 1951 – pictured here by Cecil Beaton – is a highlight of the exhibition

  • Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams runs until 14 July. Tickets from £20, vam.ac.u

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