What’s On at The V&A?
While the first half of 2021 got off to a rocky start, the V&A promises a whole host of exciting events to keep you busy for the rest of the year. Here’s what to book and look forward to over the coming months.
What’s On At The V&A?
Following months of temporary closure, the V&A is back with an exciting array of exhibitions and upcoming retrospectives, including an exploration of all things Alice in Wonderland, the culmination of this year’s Jameel Prize and the evolution of fashion’s most beloved accessory, the bag. Clear your calendars, because you won’t want to miss these must-see showcases.
Outfits worn by stars like Harry Styles, David Bowie and Billy Porter are going on display as part of the V&A’s upcoming exhibition, which explores the evolution of menswear. Opening in March next year, the show will take a close look at how designers, tailors and artists – plus their clients and sitters – have constructed masculinity. Visitors will be able to explore around 100 looks and 100 artworks across three curated galleries, including outfits by Donatella Versace and Alexander McQueen, photographs by David Hockney and Renaissance paintings. Opening 19 March 2022
Celebrating contemporary design inspired by Islamic tradition, this year’s instalment of the Jameel Prize is one you won’t want to miss. The eight finalists – Golnar Adili, Hadeyeh Badri, Kallol Datta, Farah Fayyad, Ajlan Gharem, Sofia Karim, Jana Traboulsi, and Bushra Waqas Khan – will come together to address global events, lived realities, and the legacies of language, architecture, and craft. Catch the exhibition on its opening day, 18 September, when the winner will be announced. 18 September – 28 November 2021.
The first major exhibition dedicated to the international prominence of master goldsmith, Carl Fabergé, Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution dives in to the history of the beloved jewellery firm. While honouring the firm’s beginnings in Russia, the exhibition also promises to explore the Anglo-Russian nature of Fabergé’s enterprise, with emphasis on the opening of its London branch in 1903. 20 November 2021 – 8 May 2022.
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Featured image: Gucci Pre-Fall 2019 Men’s Tailoring Campaign; Creative Director: Alessandro Michele; Art Director: Christopher Simmonds; Photographer & Director: Harmony Korine; Courtesy of Gucci
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