This morning, the V&A has announced a major Christian Dior exhibition. Opening in February of next year, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams will be the museum’s biggest fashion exhibition since Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty back in 2015. Spanning 1947 to the present, the show will bring together over 500 objects and over 200 haute couture pieces – not to mention accessories, photography, film, perfume, make-up, and even some of the designer’s personal possessions. According to Oriole Cullen, fashion and textiles curator at the V&A, the exhibition will “celebrate the enduring influence of the House of Dior and uncover Dior’s relationship with Britain”. The designer was an Anglophile, in case you didn’t know, fascinated with everything from our houses and gardens, to our ocean liners, Savile Row suits – even our cuisine, if that’s possible.