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The New Sackler Courtyard at the V&A London

The New Sackler Courtyard at the V&A London

Do you remember Spiral, the £100m Daniel Libeskind proposal for the Victoria & Albert Museum? Hugely controversial it proposed the insertion of a pile of tumbling and intersecting cubes in to the space now occupied by the new Sackler Courtyard. One critic noted that Libeskind’s wonky pile looked like “the Guggenheim […]

by × July 14, 2017 × 0 comments

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A

The transformative power of extreme footwear is explored in the V&A’s summer 2015 fashion exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. On display are more than 250 pairs of historic and contemporary shoes from around the world, many for the first time. Curator, Helen Persson, has sourced shoes from private individuals, wardrobes […]

by × July 26, 2015 × 0 comments

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Number Sixteen, London

Number Sixteen, London

Number Sixteen is located in a quiet street right in the heart of South Kensington just minutes away from the V&A, Natural History Museum, and within easy reach of Knightsbridge, so the location couldn’t be better. As a member of the Firmdale Hotels group – which also counts Charlotte Street […]

by × January 26, 2015 × 0 comments

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Muriel Maxwell, American Vogue, 1939. © Condé Nast / Horst Estate

Horst: Photographer of Style, V&A

Horst P. Horst was one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. During an illustrious 60-year career – working predominantly in Paris and New York – he produced some of the most famous and evocative fashion and society images of the period. He creatively traversed the worlds of photography, art, […]

by × September 15, 2014 × 0 comments

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David Bowie is, V&A Museum

David Bowie is, V&A Museum

David Bowie is – which opens at the V&A this Saturday – is a breathtaking tour de force of sound and vision. From the company which brought us the animation and video projection design for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, this is a groundbreaking exhibition for a groundbreaking artist. […]

by × March 21, 2013 × 0 comments

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The Search for John Travolta’s White Suit

The Search for John Travolta’s White Suit

Now remembered as one of the most iconic costumes in cinema history, the white 3-piece suit worn by John Travolta as Tony Manero in the 1977 film, Saturday Night Fever, has been discovered in London by the Victoria and Albert museum, following a four-year search. The suit will now be […]

by × August 15, 2012 × 0 comments

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The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

The Aesthetic movement prized the importance of art and beauty above all else and swept across fine arts, decorative arts, literature and interior design. Its key figures included Whistler, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Leighton, William Morris and Oscar Wilde. The Cult of Beauty at the V&A has gathered together many of its masterpieces […]

by × May 15, 2011 × 0 comments

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Last Chance to see Ballet Russes!

Last Chance to see Ballet Russes!

If you haven’t yet made a beeline for the ballet you must do so right away! Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes – the current blockbuster at the V&A – closes this Sunday 9 January 2011. This is a glorious exhibition that explores the world of the influential artistic director Serge Diaghilev […]

by × January 7, 2011 × 0 comments