Christian Dior - The Designer of Dreams at the V&A Museum

House of Dior exquisite jewellery


front view vintage Ruby diamond cocktail ring berganza hatton garden
Ruby and diamond cocktail ring, French, circa 1950.
Ref: 22145

Thursday 31st January 2019

The much anticipated new exhibition “Christian Dior – The Designer of Dreams” at the Victoria and Albert Museum, running from 2nd February until 14th July, will trace the history and influence of one of the 20th century’s most important couturiers, spanning from 1947 to the present day. This exhibition will showcase approximately 500 objects from accessories, illustrations, Dior’s personal possessions to fashion photography, making it the most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior.

Approximately 200 glamourous couture gowns and outfits will be displayed, each painstakingly fashioned by hand. The exhibition’s highlight undoubtedly will be the magnificent dress Princess Margaret wore to celebrate her 21st birthday in 1951. This fairytale white tulle gown, adorned with asymmetric gold embroidery was immortalised in the Princess’ official birthday portrait taken by Cecil Beaton.

Dior’s fabulous creations, worn by the elite of society, would have been carefully paired with similarly exquisite jewellery, often by the most famous jewellery houses such as Cartier, Harry Winston and Van Cleef & Arpels to name a few.

Dior was an expert in creating curving shapes and silhouettes, using ingenious techniques with hip padding and bodices to create models with wasp-waists. He is quoted as saying "I have designed flower women" and favoured the curvaceous forms of cocktail rings and elegant accessories to enhance the female form.

Browse Berganza’s complete collection online or in store and discover the beauty of hand crafted vintage jewels.

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Vintage Colombian emerald and diamond cluster ring, French, circa 1960.
Ref: 22444
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Cartier vintage ruby, sapphire, emerald and diamond earrings, circa 1978.
Ref: 15961
Boucheron Paris vintage bracelet berganza hatton garden
Boucheron Paris bracelet, French, circa 1940.
Ref: 25246
Sterle of Paris diamond cocktail ring berganza hatton garden
Sterle of Paris diamond cocktail ring, circa 1970.
Ref: 19193
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Gold necklace, French, circa 1940.
Ref: 19462
Mauboussin sapphire and diamond ring berganza hatton garden
Mauboussin sapphire and diamond ring, French, circa 1947.
Ref: 18745
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Garrard diamond clip earrings, English, circa 1950.
Ref: 22666
Oscar Heyman Brothers diamond bracelet berganza hatton garden
Oscar Heyman Brothers diamond bracelet, circa 1958.
Ref: 25234
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