While France is home to some of the most celebrated fashion houses in the world, one of its most influential designers had an affinity for somewhere else - the UK.
"There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much," Christian Dior once enthused in the 1950s.
"I love English traditions, English politeness, English architecture. I even love English cooking," he declared.
So it's no surprise the designer's love for British culture was something the Victoria & Albert Museum was determined to highlight.
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