The V&A has extended its sell-out Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition after tickets for the entire run sold out three weeks after the opening. The showcase, which was originally scheduled to close on 14 July, will now be open until Sunday 1 September.
“We knew that Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams would be popular, but we have been overwhelmed by the phenomenal visitor response to-date,” said V&A director Tristram Hunt. “I would like to thank our visitors who have gone to such great lengths to see this extraordinary exhibition so far. I am delighted that we can extend the run, ensuring that as many people as possible have the chance to see it before it closes.”
Within 19 days of opening all pre-bookable tickets sold out for the five-month run. To-date, 121,566 visitors have seen the exhibition, which tracks the brand’s history from conception until the present day.
Tickets for the seven additional weeks are available to buy online now, and a further limited batch will be released on the 15th of each month for the month ahead. A small number of tickets are available to purchase daily at 10.00am from the V&A’s Grand Entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is the largest exhibition dedicated to the House of Dior and the most extensive V&A fashion showcase since its sell-out Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in 2015.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK