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Stylist's Fashion Director Alex Fullerton reports on the opening night of the must-see Christian Dior illustrations exhibition at London's Somerset House

Christian Dior’s dresses, handbags and jewellery are instantly recognisable, but the perfumes – and more specifically the signature ad campaigns – are equally iconic . They've now been recognised in an essential new exhibition at Somerset House, the home of London Fashion Week.

Tuesday night saw the private view, where a chic, champagne-sipping audience celebrated the images that illustrator Rene Gruau created for Dior’s fragrances.

Somerset House was filled with bowls of white roses for the occasion, while a selection of divine couture pieces (including an exquisite red satin gown and an elegant navy coat from the Dior archives, both selected by John Galliano) complemented Gruau’s sensual linear images.

The illustrations have a beautiful, spontaneous feel and look as fresh in 2010 as when they were first drawn. The exhibition, now open until 9th January 2011, features images dating from 1949 through to the 1980s.

Each perfume, including classics such as Diorella, Miss Dior and Eau Sauvage, has its own selection of classic imagery, accompanied by beautiful vintage perfume bottles too.

Find out more at somersethouse.org.uk/fashion/dior.

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