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VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

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020 7942 2000

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undergroundS. Kensington / Bus C1, 14, 74, 414

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BAGS: INSIDE OUT
Apr 25, 2019 - Jan 31, 2021
The UK’s most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the ultimate accessory. From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, the exhibition will explore the longstanding fascination with the bag. Featuring innovative designs from Mulberry to Karl Lagerfeld, statement handbags worn by Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Jessica Parker, the heritage of Hermès to the streetwear of Off-White, and an exclusive look inside the world of the factory and atelier; Bags: Inside Out provides an unprecedented look at this global obsession.

FOOD : BIGGER THAN THE PLATE
May 18 - Oct 20, 2019
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.

DISPLAY | VALÉRIE BELIN/REFLECTION
Oct 20, 2019 - Aug 31, 2020
Photography Centre, Room 101, The Sir Elton John and David Furnish Gallery.
Inspired by the museum’s collections, Belin has made a new series exploring street photography and storefront window displays. Her fractured, dreamlike landscapes, made using digital manipulation and
superimposition, examine the visual vernacular of urban streets. Belin brings a fresh perspective to historical collections, exploring the line between artifice and reality. This display is the latest contemporary commission to feature in the Project Space of the V&A Photography Centre.

KIMONO : KYOTO TO CATWALK
Jan 29, 2020 - Jun 21, 2021
This exhibition will present the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and the rest of the world. Rare 17th and 18th century kimono will be displayed for the first time in the UK, together with fashions by major designers and iconic film and performance costumes. The kimono’s recent reinvention on the streets of Japan will also be explored through work by an exciting new wave of contemporary designers and stylists. Highlights of the exhibition include a kimono created by Living National Treasure Kunihiko Moriguchi, the dress designed for Björk by Alexander McQueen and worn on the album cover Homogenic, and original Star Wars costumes modelled on kimono by John Mollo and Trisha Biggar.

Click to enlargeALICE : CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER
Jun 27, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021
The V&A’s landmark exhibition in 2020, 'Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser' will celebrate one of the most iconic, imaginative and inspiring stories of all time. Offering an immersive and mind-bending journey down the rabbit hole, this fantastical exhibition will explore Alice in Wonderland’s origins, adaptations and reinventions over 158 years, charting its evolution from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages.
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