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An Alphadi catwalk circa 1922

Fashion Features

Victoria & Albert Museum Plans a Major African Fashion Exhibition for 2022

The exhibition will be curated by Christine Checinska, the museum’s new curator of African and African Diaspora fashion.

clock January 19, 2021Natalie Theodosi

Inside the "Bags: Inside Out" exhibition at the V&A museum

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London’s Victoria & Albert Museum Reopens With ‘Bags: Inside Out’

The London museum’s first post-lockdown show features Jane Birkin’s original Hermès Birkin bag, a Launer tote that belonged to Margaret Thatacher and the Fendi baguette from “Sex and the City” that kickstarted the “It” bag phenomenon of the Nineties.

clock December 9, 2020Natalie Theodosi

Installation view, Patrick Kelly: A Retrospective. Brooklyn Museum, 2004

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Can Fashion Museums Help Dismantle the Industry’s Diversity Issues?

Museum curators weigh in on leading fashion institutions’ shortcomings and how to move away from a narrow, Eurocentric view on fashion.

clock November 5, 2020Natalie Theodosi

A view from “Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk” exhibition at the V&A museum in London

Fashion Features

What the Kimono Can Teach Fashion About Cultural Appropriation

The curators of a recent London exhibition discuss the garment’s rich history, meaning — and the ground rules.

clock November 2, 2020Miles Socha

A view from “Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk” exhibition at the V&A museum in London

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What Fashion Can Learn From the Kimono

“Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk” runs through Oct. 25 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

clock October 15, 2020WWD Staff

The Mary Quant exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Mary Quant Show Draws Record Crowds to V&A in London

The show, which opened last spring and runs until Feb. 16, will move to the V&A in Dundee, Scotland, in April.

clock February 11, 2020Samantha Conti

Tim Walker 'Wonderful Things' Exhibition

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Tim Walker’s ‘Wonderful Things’ Exhibition Is a Love Letter to the Victoria & Albert Museum 

Walker created 10 new photographic series based on the museum’s archive.

clock September 17, 2019Fiona Ma

Dior x Harrods

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Dior Double Dips in London

Dior is staging an encore at Harrods, with a pop-up set to run for the month of August, showcasing Maria Grazia Chiuri’s fall 2019 ready-to-wear collection.

clock June 18, 2019Samantha Conti

Paris Hilton at the Cash and Rocket Masquerade Ball

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Hilton Heads to France, Geneva, Monte Carlo on Cash & Rocket Auto Rally

Paris Hilton, Caroline Stanbury and Jodie Kidd were among the drivers to attend the fund-raising gala at the V&A museum in London.

clock June 6, 2019Samantha Conti

Swarvoski x CSM, design by Piran Caseley

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Swarovski Picks Winner of CSM Design Project, Inspired by Dior

Piran Caseley has won the award for his necklace inspired by Christian Dior perfumes.

clock June 4, 2019Fiona Ma

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Fashion Scoops

Victoria & Albert Museum Extends Sold-Out Dior Exhibition to Sept. 1

The London show was originally set to close on July 14.

clock March 12, 2019Samantha Conti

Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray

Lifestyle

Rediscovering Frida Kahlo at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

“Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up” offers an intimate insight into Kahlo’s life, showcasing her artwork, clothing, photography, personal letters and intimate possessions.

clock June 14, 2018Natalie Theodosi

Eccleston Yards

Retail

Eccleston Yards Transforms Into London’s Newest Retail, Wellness Hub

A neighborhood on the edge of a transportation hub is becoming Millennial- and Instagram-friendly with new retailers and restaurants that understand the needs and desires of young residents.

clock May 21, 2018Natalie Theodosi

Looks from the V&A x Coco de Mer range

Fashion Scoops

Coco de Mer Teams With London’s Victoria & Albert Museum on Lingerie Collection

The 32-piece range, including bras, panties, bodysuits, nightwear and accessories, will be available for purchase in September.

clock January 10, 2018Lorelei Marfil

Interpretations of the gigot sleeve and nipped waist over the course of two centuries: left to right, an 1830s fashion plate, Princes Diana in 1983, a look from Marc Jacobs spring 2018.

Fashion Features

Decoding Fashion’s Nostalgia Addiction

Fashion’s love of the past continues to influence its future. But which references have proven most influential? And why do they keep coming back?

clock December 22, 2017Misty White Sidell

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