Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

18th-century dress is renowned for its opulence. The period saw fashions for elaborate wigs, rich embroidery and full skirts. In addition to men’s and women’s daywear, the V&A has in its collections a number of mantuas, the remarkably wide gowns worn for formal court occasions.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

14 March – 2 August 2015. The V&A is delighted to announce that it will present Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London in spring 2015. The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, the exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work.

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400 Years of Fashion

400 Years of Fashion

The V&A's best-selling history of fashion book reflects the popularity of the Museum's world famous dress collection. Four Hundred Years of Fashio…

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Event - Lunchtime Lecture.Anke Scharrahs, Masterpieces from Ottoman Syria

Wed 17 June 2015 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join Anke Scharrahs, Conservator to find out more about 18th and 19th century private homes in Damascus.

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