The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk will counter this conception, presenting the garment as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion.
Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionized manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies.
The AFV&A are delighted to support Cars: Accelerating the Modern World, the first international design retrospective of the motor car. Over the course of a 130-year history, cars have become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. [...]
Experience the extraordinary creative process of one of the world's most inventive photographers through his pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations – including ten new series of photographs influenced by the V&A's collections.
From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.
From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer's personal archive.
On March 11, AFV&A members enjoyed an after-hours tour of Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture at The Frick Collection, led by Associate Curator, Dr. Aimee Ng. Giovanni Battista Moroni was an essential figure in the northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting that [...]
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams opened at the V&A on February 2, 2019. Based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, the exhibition has been reimagined for the V&A, with over 50% new [...]
On February 6, members of the AFV&A attended the Private View of Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at the Brooklyn Museum, New York. The group enjoyed the opening reception in the main lobby of the museum and viewed the exhibition. Based on [...]
Based on the V&A's record-breaking exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving will be the largest US exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter.