Julia Margaret Cameron
28 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 - 1879), one of the most important and experimental photographers of the 19th century, the V&A presented over 100 of her photographs from the Museum’s collection.
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016
This exhibition looked at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.
The Fabric of India
03 October 2015 – 10 January 2016
The highlight of the V&A’s India Festival, this was the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century.
Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860
24 June – 11 October 2015
This exhibition featured some of the earliest and most striking views of the landscape and architecture of India and Burma, by a pioneering British photographer.
What is Luxury?
25 April – 27 September
What is Luxury? interrogated ideas of luxury today. It addressed how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
14 March – 2 August 2015
Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty was the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.
All of This Belongs to You
1 April – 19 July 2015
At a time when Britain was engaged in the democratic process of an election, the V&A examined the role of public institutions in contemporary life and what it means to be responsible for a national collection.