From his very first collection, which came to be known as the “New Look,” Christian Dior‘s impact on the world of fashion was undeniable. In fact, Dior moved at such warp speed that just under a decade after he launched his eponymous label, in 1948, he’d already named his successor: one Yves Saint Laurent, who, at age 21, embarked on his own star turn of a decade. These days, Dior is of course still going strong, and of this February, the first two decades will be the star of a new exhibition at Proud Central gallery in London, on view through April 7. With contributions from photographers like Mark Shaw and Norman Parkinson, “The Dior Collection” showcases the best designs of the era in their natural habitat: atop a who’s who of actresses and models, all apparently experts at posing without effort in what’s since proven to be some of the most memorable fashion photography of the era. The ’50s and ’60s turned out to contain quite a few pivotal moments for those featured in the show, too: Anna Karina, for one, is pictured just a year after Jean-Luc Godard discovered her in a Palmolive soap ad, while Elizabeth Taylor made her cameo just hours ahead of being named Best Actress later that evening, at the 1961 Academy Awards. Allow the pair of them, plus Jean Shrimpton and Marilyn Monroe—in what turned out to be the same year as her untimely death—to showcase the best of the house’s early wares, here.