Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Emily Crutcher

Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant)
Dress: check.Shoes: check.Hat: check.Sunshine... keeping fingers crossed.A unique and special present – the V&A Shop Gift ListWedding Season is well and truly upon us, we will all be wishing for perfectly sunny days but if you’re still fretting about what to give to the happy couple here’s what the V&A Shop team (all with remarkable taste) have bought for their friends...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
A couple of weeks ago our Designer Reena and I escaped the office for a day of pampering to showcase our accessories for the V&A Shop Wedding Dresses rangeThe brief: modeling hair accessories. We of course presumed our faces would not show in the final images and so we jumped at the chance and arrived at the studio full of enthusiasm…. #LittleDidWeKnow.I was first in the hot seat,...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
Love and Romance is one of the themes that endures for the V&A; being voted one of the most romantic museum’s in the world but one also built on love, with the story of our very own Victoria and Albert. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were closely involved in the formation of the Museum at South Kensington that would eventually bear their name, and many of the early purchases made for...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
The stylish companion, the essential arm candy and the only accessory to be seen with when visiting this stunning V&A exhibition The Glamour of Italian Fashion Since 1945.This lavish book provides a comprehensive look at Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. If you haven’t yet been to see this show let us tempt you with this golden ingot of an...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
Meet Charlene, Visual Merchandiser, always bouncing with fun clever ideas for our shop’s window displays, but we think this one might just take the biscuit!How to prepare for the big day?!So many things, so little time, everything HAS to be perfect! Luckily we have Charlene & team who have it all covered. Let us take you through Charlene’s guide to creating the perfect party,...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
Lesley has created exclusive fashion illustrations inspired by style and surface pattern. For The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition we have applied her bold and energetic illustrations to a capsule collection of products. Lesley explains how this collaboration began, her inspiration, and what would be her favourite outfit…Tell us a bit about your work…. Who first approached you...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
A bizarre, superficial, desirable, expensive, untouchable world stripped back.This is what I have come to understand is the prophecy SHOWstudio preaches; it offers an exploration of every facet of fashion. A quote by Nick Knight, visionary of the fashion world and Director of SHOWstudio, explains this mantra:‘SHOWstudio is based on the belief that showing the entire creative process—...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
What do silk and tourmaline stones, black onyx and metal crosses, bling gold plate, resin flowers and Swarovsky crystal have in common? They are all materials and motifs from an exclusive new fashion jewellery collection specially commissioned by the V&A and luxury fashion retailer NET-A-PORTER.COM for The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014. Dolce & Gabanna, Etro, Missoni, Moshino and...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
The Pucci family – headquarters located in an elaborate palace in Florence – have kindly granted Harper’s Bazaar and the V&A access to their archive to use Emilio Pucci's original and rare hand-drawn print designs.HistoryThe Harper’s Bazaar, V&A exclusive, Pucci covers for the April issue are a brilliant celebration of the history of Italian fashion and textile...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
Back in April last year a swarm of bee’s, around 40,000 arrived from Northern Italy and Wales and made their home on the expansive roof of the V&A. During the glorious summer months a happy humm reverberated around SW7 as the bees busily buzzed around a three mile radius of the V&A, enjoying the abundance of local foraging grounds found within the numerous Royal Parks in their...

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