Looking Back at the Exhibition
Seeing my Christian Dior Bal des Oiseaux necklace and earrings displayed in a glass cabinet alongside other timeless treasures from the same era will forever be a highlight in my life and still evokes feelings that are almost too raw to put into words.
Christian Dior was without doubt the greatest couturier to grace this planet and the knowledge that my pieces were created in his lifetime, make them all the more special to me. I’m ecstatic to have been able to loan those rare beauties to the V&A and play a small but very sweet part in Dior’s astonishing history.
I was also incredibly moved to get a very generous mention in the stunning exhibition publication alongside a heady list of who’s who in the world of Dior, fashion and the V&A. A truly beautiful keepsake of a very precious and magical moment in time.
An exceptional curation of exhibits and a fitting tribute to seven sensational decades of the inimitable House of Dior, it was an absolute thrill and a real pleasure to collaborate with curator, the very talented Oriole Cullen and her hardworking team. I’m eternally grateful and will be forever spellbound.
I have now bequeathed my Bal des Oiseaux suite to the V&A so that it can reside there permanently. It feels natural after the incredible journey we’ve been on and the memories we’ve amassed, and I know it will be the perfect home for this exquisite treasure.