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Stunning iconic Frida Kahlo show at the V&A Museum
The stunning iconic Frida Kahlo show at the V&A Museum, Frida Kahlo – Making Herself Up opens on June 16th and runs till November 4th 2018. The show has an emphasis on how Frida fashioned her identity against the struggle she had with bad health due to Polio in her childhood and a devastating near fatal bus crash when she was just 18 years old which weakened her ...
The V&A tackles fashion sustainability with Fashioned from Nature
The V&A Museum tackles fashion sustainability in its new fashion exhibition for the summer season Fashioned from Nature which opened this weekend just in time for Earth Day around the globe. Covering the past from 1600 to the present day the introductory garments show how fashion’s inspiration not only has come from nature but also taken the creatures themselves with the use of feathers, fur and even beetle ...
Incredible Exhibition Road Quarter new V&A Museum entrance
The incredible Exhibition Road Quarter new V&A Museum entrance was previewed yesterday and opens tomorrow evening with a flourish and a week of special activities labelled the ‘Reveal’ Festival. This beautiful new entrance includes a huge underground excavation which becomes the new Sainsbury Wing and was designed by Amanda Levete Associates with engineering undertaken by Arup Associates. The entrance opens onto ...
You Say You Want a Revolution – Records and Rebels
You Say You Want a Revolution – Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970 is the new exhibition blockbuster at the V&A Museum which opens on Saturday 10th September. Anyone with an interest in the amazing 1960’s youth-quake will love this exhibition, there is just so much material that it seems incredible it all happened in just 5 years and graphic design aficionados will especially love it for all the album and wall art displayed. I ...
Paul Strand photography and film at the V&A this summer
Paul Strand photography and documentary film work is shown in a new retrospective at the V&A Museum. He was one of photography’s early pioneers, experimenting with art prints and documentary styles that are still the common form today. The V&A museum has also acquired nine rare original photographs from the American photographer’s visit to South Uist in the Scottish Hebrides which formed part of the collection in his rare book ...
Julia Margaret Cameron, Victorian photography at the V&A Museum
One of the earliest innovators of Victorian photography Julia Margaret Cameron is celebrated at a new exhibition at the V&A Museum for the bicentenary of her birth. Hers is an extraordinary story, given a camera by her daughter for her 48th birthday she became absorbed by the new discipline and devoted herself to photography using many of her friends and their children who lived locally in the Isle of Wight. So ...
Savage Beauty Alexander McQueen at the V&A Museum London
There’s not much to say about Savage Beauty Alexander McQueen, the retrospective at the V&A Museum in London other than please just go and see it, this is so much more than just a fashion exhibition. Stunning in every way, the exhibits are so well done, the body of work so impressive, innovative and well displayed that it takes the breath away. It really ...
Horst: Photographer of Style – V&A Museum London
Another cracking exhibition from the V&A Museum – Horst: Photographer of Style is a visual feast and a history of style in the early 20th Century. Born in Germany in 1906 as Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann (the Bohrmann was changed to the simpler Horst during the Second World War) Horst’s career began as an assistant to Le Corbusier in 1930 but all changed when he met ...
The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 at the V&A Museum in London
The Glamour of Italian Fashion is this spring’s big luxurious exhibition at the V&A Museum in London. With a wide spanning era of 1945 – 2014 it shows the development of the luxury high end fashion we associate from Italy  which began very slowly after the Second World War had left Italy devastated with only 50% literacy and the majority ...
Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980’s, the V&A Museums latest fashion exhibition
Opening on the 10th July,  Club to Catwalk provides a companion exhibition to the huge ‘David Bowie is’ showing how the influence of the individualistic club scene that grew up in the wake of Ziggy Stardust and punk, influenced mainstream fashion the world over with London as its focus and generator. The ground floor focuses on the work of the main fashion designers of the ...
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