If you didn’t manage to get tickets to London’s most talked-about fashion exhibition – the V&A’s ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’ – all is not lost. From now until mid-July, fashion aficionados can experience the elegance of the master couturier thanks to the May Fair Hotel, which has created a special package to celebrate the show. Guests who book an overnight stay for two, including breakfast, will receive two complimentary tickets to the exhibition, which is almost completely sold out.
‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’ celebrates the life and work of the legendary designer with a display of pieces dating from 1947 until the present day. Dior’s original designs are shown alongside those of Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Dior’s current creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri – the first woman in the history of the House to occupy this position.
Opened by King George V in 1927 and situated just a few steps from Green Park, the May Fair Hotel provides a luxurious retreat in the heart of the city, with 40 sumptuous suites, 400 bedrooms, a spectacular spa, a private screening-room and a state-of-the-art fitness studio. After perusing the exhibition, guests can also enjoy the bespoke range of Dior-inspired cocktails at the hotel’s May Fair Bar, based on the most celebrated dresses to feature in the show. The colourful ‘Écarlate’, ‘Pérou’ and ‘Soirée de décembre’ cocktails are available for purchase alongside the package at May Fair Bar until the end of March.
Dinner at the hotel’s May Fair Kitchen is an equally stylish affair, where the tapas menu includes mushroom and truffle risotto, sea bass ceviche and a decadent tiramisu.
From about £317 for a one-night stay for two people, including breakfast and two complimentary tickets to ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’. To make a booking or for further information, please visit www.themayfairhotel.co.uk or call 020 7769 8200. ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’ is at the V&A until 14 July 2019 (www.vam.ac.uk).