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.
Royal Portrait of Princess Margaret on her 21st birthday. Photograph by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams opened at the V&A on February 2, 2019. Based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, [...]
The V&A’s beloved Cast Courts re-opened on December 1, 2018, marking the end of the second and final phase of redevelopment, returning these iconic galleries to their original Victorian splendour. Collecting plaster cast reproductions and electrotypes reached the height of popularity in the [...]
Phase One of the V&A’s new Photography Centre opened to the public on October 12, proudly supported by the AFV&A. The expanded space allows for the display of the V&A's large photography collection, including the recently acquired prestigious Royal Photographic Society (RPS) collection. [...]
In July 2018, the V&A announced that Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams will open at the Museum on February 2, 2019, running until July 14. Based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, [...]
September 8, 2018 – February 24, 2019 This headline V&A exhibition explores videogame design since the mid-2000s, when major technological advancements transformed the way games are designed, discussed and played. Discover this endlessly creative world through large-scale immersive multimedia and interactive installations. Explore [...]
Last month, the American Friends of the V&A visited London for Design through Time, an exciting program of exclusive private tours both in and out of the Museum. With a focus on the evolution of design through the centuries, the group were treated [...]
On June 20, members of the AFV&A enjoyed a glamorous night at the V&A. The star-studded annual Summer Party was held in the Museum’s beautiful John Madejski Garden, where guests were entertained by DJ Lady Mary Charteris and British singer-songwriter Tom Grennan who [...]
From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition will bring together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future.
The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.