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The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's leading museum of art, design and performance.
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V&A 15h
Photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron and posing as a Roman goddess, the model featured, Alice Liddell is THE Alice who inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Learn more about in our upcoming exhibition:
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V&A 19h
Let’s make an installation! This week’s challenge is inspired by three women artists in our collection. Let’s turn everyday items into incredible artworks. Don’t forget to share your creations with .
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WaterAid UK 💦 Nov 24
Puddles are for splashing in, not drinking from. Today we were at the to highlight the 144 million worldwide who rely on surface water for drinking and washing in. Read more about the stunt and our winter appeal here 👉
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V&A Nov 24
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Thanks to Claire for curating today's , you can join for an online talk as as she looks back at 'A Life Amongst Clothes' on 9 Dec. … Priority booking for Members is available until 30 Nov.
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V&A Nov 24
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Finally, nothing is more mysterious than a hooded cape to disguise a wearer’s identity, especially glimpsed from behind. This design, with its billowing blue silk and matching gloves is similar to one worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film Funny Face.
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V&A Nov 24
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How to leave a ballroom with style! This extravagant evening dress Balenciaga focuses all the attention on the reverse. The deep v-neck, back-buttoned bodice, bustle & silk drapery reference C.19th styles as if the wearer has just stepped out of a painting by Winterhalter.
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V&A Nov 24
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All focus is on the reverse of this coat, an artistic collaboration between Schiaparelli and Jean Cocteau who designed the embroidered double image that can be read as two profiles facing each other or, alternatively, a vase of three-dimensional pink silk roses on a fluted column
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V&A Nov 24
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This bias-cut ivory satin evening dress by Paul Poiret is a masterpiece of restraint from the front, while the reverse has a dramatically low back, diamante buckles and ribbons of soft green velvet that cascade to the floor. Perfect for a sweeping departure!
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V&A Nov 24
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This elaborate gown has a 2.75m train of star-embroidered satin trimmed with silk tulle and was worn by Margaret Whigham, later the Duchess of Argyll. The wedding took place at the Brompton Oratory, next door to the V&A.
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V&A Nov 24
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There goes the bride... dresses require a magnificent entrance but an equally magnificent exit. Just look at this gown designed by Norman Hartnell.
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V&A Nov 24
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The sinuous pattern of the silk brocade is shown to perfection by the flat skirt front, but from the back the ensemble becomes dynamic with its sweeping train, oversize bow and elegant cascading sleeves.
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V&A Nov 24
For this week's , Senior Curator, Claire Wilcox, shows us how to make a 'grand exit' through items in our collection. Starting with... this C.18th mantua – a form of court dress with extremely wide panniers – was one of the most extreme fashions of its time
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V&A Nov 24
More than just a knit, this hat is the symbol of a movement. In 2017 the Pussyhat created a striking visual statement of solidarity for women's rights in protest against the incoming Trump administration. Read more about its powerful story:
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V&A Nov 23
Binge watched the new series of The Crown yet? Season 4 has us obsessed with the fabulous fashions of Diana, Princess of Wales, and reminded us of this stunning number worn by her in 1989. Designed by Catherine Walker, the 'Elvis Dress' is majestic on so many levels.
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V&A Nov 23
From free unlimited visits to world-leading exhibitions, to exclusive content and events, becoming a V&A member means that you can support the museum while enjoying fantastic benefits. Find out more:
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V&A Nov 23
In this untitled series, Maxine Walker challenges racial identity stereotypes as she photographs herself in a variety of guises. Discover her works here:
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V&A Nov 22
This is a banyan– an informal, loosely fitting men’s gown. Introduced to Europe from Asia during the 17thC, the cut was based on the Japanese kimono. This one was made from silk woven for a Chinese imperial court robe. Explore our China collection:
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V&A Nov 22
Chilly temps, chilly styles! Dashing Russian uniforms and film costumes inspired this winter wedding coatdress. In 1968 Belinda Bellville designed this romantic, elaborate coat for a December wedding. Its lean lines break with traditional tiny-waisted, full-skirted styles.
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V&A Nov 21
The secret is out. Remember THAT   patchwork knit cardigan worn by THE ? We're happy to confirm that the trending sensation is joining our fashion collection in 2021. Read more here:
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V&A Nov 20
🧶 at the ready. From mittens to jumpers, wrap up this winter and put your knitting skills to the test with our array of free knitting patterns. There's even a tea cosy pattern to keep your ☕️nice and warm!
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