Freedom

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Here’s to sunshine and summer breezes! Dress by Liberty and Co from the mid 1880s: the folds were a nod to Greek classicism, which was fashionable at the time. I think it’s still delightfully pretty.

Dior!

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The Dior exhibition was last year’s sellout in Paris, apparently, and now it’s moved to London where the queues are equally as crazy to get in, and the poses in front of key outfits just as lengthy.

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Cannily, the rooms house garments by style or concept, emphasising the continuity of the idea of Dior, and setting up some interesting juxtapositions.

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Tucked in corners are Dior’s gardening magazines next to a scarf for Princess Margaret; in another room the toiles in stiff whiteness offer an almost Japanese minimalist look.

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In other rooms, it’s all about allowing you to get up close to the details, marvelling at the fine work.

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