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Out On Display #8: a subversive love-letter

            Evening dress  Charles James France (Paris), printed silk, 1938 T.274-1974 On display in room 40     At first glance, the playful print on this vivid evening gown is merely a collection of disembodied faces, tumbling over the fabric in the Surrealist style so popular in 1930s couture. In […]

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Pair of shoes, Roger Vivier for Balenciaga, ca. 1967, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Vivier Party Plastic

These shoes were acquired by the Museum in 1974 as part of an evening outfit, and had been displayed in 1972 with that ensemble in Cecil Beaton‘s groundbreaking V&A exhibition ‘Fashion: An Anthology‘.     What’s interesting about them is the innovative use of materials and the co-ordination, materially and stylistically, with the rest of […]

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Members’ Week 2014

Ever wondered what its like to be a V&A Member? From the 9 til16 May the V&A will host its fifth annual Members’ Week. Members’ Week is an opportunity for non-Members to enjoy a taster of what is on offer as a Member. During the week anyone can book a host of exciting events.   […]

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