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, [...]
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.
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. [...]
V&A Dundee opened to the public on September 15, 2018. A new international center of design, proudly supported by the AFV&A, V&A Dundee showcases the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world. It is the first dedicated [...]
Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, based on the V&A's record-breaking exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, opens at Brooklyn Museum, New York, on February 8, through May 12, 2019. It will be the largest US exhibition in ten years devoted to [...]
US tour continues to Boston for this multi-sensory and playful exhibition which celebrates the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – one of the most adored fictional characters of all time.
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 [...]