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.
The V&A is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with a season of programming and activities. Crowning the V&A’s celebrations is Queen Victoria’s iconic sapphire and diamond coronet as the cenerpiece of the recently-refurbished William and [...]
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.
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 [...]
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. [...]