Victoria and Albert Museum

V&A Announce New Fashion Exhibition (And You're Going To Want To Go)

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Style

The Victoria and Albert museum has been the must-visit spot for fashion lovers in London this year, and their latest exhibition announcement does not ...

The Pleasure and Pain of Shoes Examined at V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Style
Victoria Sadler

Sexuality and shoes have always been deeply intertwined and a part of this exhibition is stylised with sultry red velvet textures and deep maroon colours. It screams seduction. But the pieces on show demonstrate how sex and fetishism have influenced footwear.

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 103- The changes wrought by age and time

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I have started to notice and be upset by changes I see around me. I wonder whether this is like a new form of puberty, a phase we all go through when we hit a certain age. For all my life, up to now, I have celebrated and been eager to embrace the new and the innovative.

Photographer Nick Knight On Alexander McQueen: 'We Changed The Rules Of Beauty'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

It's not only devoted fashionistas who are flocking to see the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition. The V&A sold 70,000 tickets before the...

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As you enter the exhibition, you are met with the face of Alexander McQueen merging into his trademark skull, which for me signified the work and the person merging into the visionary he became. Known for his legendary catwalks and theatrical style, this has been translated into exhibition form.

Savage Beauty at V&A Is a McQueen Masterclass

Victoria Sadler | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Lee Alexander McQueen was a rare talent - he had that scarce combination of superb craftsmanship and extraordinary vision. And both of these pillars of his strength are on show in this stunning new exhibition of his work.

Fashion, Photography, Science, and Coral Reefs... Top 10 London Exhibitions for 2015

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

There is an extraordinary diversity of subjects in this top 10 list of London exhibitions for 2015. Mark these in your calendar and your brain will be like a sponge, just soaking it all up.

Look Who's Back At The Victoria And Albert Museum

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

A life-size cast of Michelangelo's David has been reinstated at the newly refurbished Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The sculpture will resi...

Constable: The Making of a Master at the V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

John Constable remains one of Britain's best-loved artists and I don't think you will ever see a more thorough examination of his approach to and design of his work than this new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Superb Horst: Photographer of Style Exhibition at V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Horst: Photographer of Style exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum is a definitive retrospective on the work of master photographer Horst P. Horst (known simply as Horst), one of the leading photographers of the 20th century.

Art and Design of Protest Movements in Disobedient Objects, Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Disobedient Objects has to be the most exciting, dynamic and emotive exhibition I've seen at the V&A. The purpose of this display is to examine the incorporation and evolution of art and design in protest movements across the world and it's very much the first exhibition to attempt this.

Very Little Glamour on Show in V&A's Italian Fashion Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

The pieces on show are also not exciting. There's a couple that catch the eye at the start of the exhibition, such as Aztec-print beachwear from Pucci's first collection and some very elegant evening dresses in lace and ruffles from early pacesetters such as Simonetta and the Fontana Sisters, but it all peters out very quickly after the promising start.

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Victoria Sadler

In this tercentenary of the Hanoverian accession to the throne, the V&A has brought together an extraordinary body of work to celebrate that era's most influential designer and architect - William Kent. Kent is not a man that is spoken about widely but his influence continues to be profound. This fascinating and evocative exhibition goes a long way to redressing that imbalance.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in Qatar

Graham Sheffield | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Graham Sheffield

The concerts were part of the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, a collaboration between the British Council and Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) to develop links across culture, education, science and sport... At a time when Qatar is coming under international scrutiny like never before, particularly as hosts of the 2022 football World Cup , initiatives like this represent an opportunity for our two countries to learn about each other.

Has Science Fiction Invaded the Museum Sector?

Tom Hunter | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Hunter

I have a theory we're in the middle of a stealthily infiltration of our treasured museums and galleries by what I can only describe as the alien DNA of science fiction.

The Grim Printer: How 3D Printed Guns Could Pave the Way for Illicit Weapons on Britain's Streets

Iain Overton | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Iain Overton

3D printers are coming to Britain. This autumn Selfridges is offering a London-based printing workshop, allowing people to make 3D-printed statuettes of themselves. It's all very exciting, but - like most technology - it has a dark side too and has the potential to kill.

Bowie Business

David Atkinson | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK
David Atkinson

I am a huge David Bowie fan and so on hearing that an exhibition was to be opening at the V&A Museum in March, I made it my mission to attend the prev...

David Bowie, the V&A and Medieval Pilgrimage

Peter Frankopan | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Peter Frankopan

It is in many ways the perfect exhibition. Simply called David Bowie Is..., it showcases the glittering career of one of the most versatile and thoughtful artists of the last century. The range of collaborations with artists and designers 'in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theater, art and film' is astonishing. And the music ain't bad either.

Bowie Exhibition Smashes Visitor Records

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

An exhibition celebrating David Bowie's career has become the Victoria & Albert Museum's fastest-selling event. More than 300 objects spanning his ...

To Hell With Being Meaningful; Performance is About Presentation

Matthew Phillips | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

My band, Kites, once had a slogan, which read 'All style; no substance'. At the time, this mantra was designed to be facetious. You see, I have unveiled contempt for performers who are so consumed by their own highfalutin that they forget to create a show for their audience.

New Bowie Show To Honour 'Singer Who Changed The World'

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home

David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit and his hand-written lyrics are set to be the highlights of a V&A show dedicated to the singer "who helped chang...

Museums From Your Armchair: Google Art Project Expands

PA | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

Google Art Project launched in 2011 Google has expanded the art project that allows fans to take a peek inside museum walls from the comfort of...

Olympic Posters Through History

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home

Canary Wharf is the most recent stop for the travelling exhibition of historical Olympic posters. A Century of Olympic Posters, which was curated a...

London Street Transformed Into 'Clutter-Free Space'

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

One of London's busiest streets has been transformed into a "shared space" where cars and pedestrians mingle freely. Exhibition Road in Kensington,...

V&A Museum Set To Host Iconic Dress Exhibition Featuring Famous Frocks

MyDaily | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Style

The V&A Museum has just announced plans to host an exhibition next year, featuring some of the most iconic dresses in British fashion history....