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30 Jan 2019

A rare glimpse inside the Dior fashion house

He was not just a man who changed the shape of fashion, but helped to turn it into a multi-billion pound global business too.

The biggest ever retrospective of the designer Christian Dior is about to open at London’s V&A, to considerable fanfare. It reveals how Dior’s legacy has spread far wider than the brilliance of his haute couture, but how did he become such a pioneer, amid the gloom and austerity of the post-war years?