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The V&A to host exhibition dedicated entirely to handbags


The V&A is set to host an exhibition dedicated entirely to handbags, exploring our fascination with the ultimate accessory. From a gas mask bag owned by Queen Mary to totes made famous by Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, ‘Bags: Inside Out’ will explore the function, status and craftsmanship of some of the world’s most famous handbags. The exhibition will show 300 objects from the 16th century until today. It will be separated into three sections – the first will…

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Everything You Need To Know About The V&A’s Tim Walker Exhibition


The V&A has released more details about its upcoming exhibition, ‘Tim Walker: Wonderful Things’. The photographer has been working in collaboration with the museum on the exhibition, which will showcase 150 pieces of his work. Alongside examples spanning his impressive 25-year career, there will also be 10 pieces of brand new photographic projects, which have been inspired by the V&A’s collection. ‘To me, the V&A has always been a palace of dreams – it’s the most inspiring place in the…

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From The New Look To Now, Inside The V&A’s Glorious Dior Exhibition


From Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday gown to the thousands of paper roses blooming in the garden-themed chamber, the mood of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is decidedly British. The exhibition is a reconfiguration of the 2017 Paris show, Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, with a different thematic journey, 60 per cent new content and an original installation celebrating the country a 21-year-old from Normandy fell in love with upon his first visit to perfect his English.  …

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