The V&A has a stellar line-up of exhibitions to explore, including the first international retrospective of the iconic ’60s designer Mary Quant, insight into one of the world’s most creative photographers, Tim Walker, and upcoming showcases dedicated to Alice in Wonderland and the evolution of fashion’s most beloved accessory, the bag. Culture vultures, pop these exciting openings in the diary…
The V&A has curated the first international retrospective of iconic British designer Mary Quant in almost 50 years. With over 200 garments and accessories including unseen pieces from her archive, the exhibition explores the years between 1955 and 1975 in which Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street. One of Britain’s most influential designers, Quant is known for her bright, playful clothes, from the decade-defining mini skirt to vibrant tights, popularised by the likes of Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton. Until 16 February 2020.
Delve into the mind of one of the world’s most inventive and iconic photographers, Tim Walker, through a series of colourful photographs, films, photographic sets and special installations. Until March 2020
An exhibition curated for all the motor enthusiasts of the world, Cars: Accelerating the Modern World explores the 130-year long history of the car, how it has impacted the way in which we live, and the transformative future of the revolutionary industry. 19 October 2019 – 19 April 2020
An entire exhibition dedicated to the kimono? We’re officially intrigued. From 17th Century Japanese garments, to original Star Wars costumes and designs from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano, explore the fascinating evolution of the Kimono and its progressional role within the world of haute couture. 29 February – 21 June 2020
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