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.

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We offer a wide range of tours to meet your group requirements. Whether a group has a special area of interest, wishes to explore a particular gallery or just get an overview of the Museum's collection the Groups Team can help.

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Twentieth-Century Fashion in Detail

Twentieth-Century Fashion in Detail

This glamorous book, part of the V&A Fashion in Detail series, illustrates the intricate details of twentieth-century fashion. Spectacular photogr…

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Event - V&A Book Club

Fri 09 May 2014 18:30

SPECIAL EVENT: Inspired by William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain we will be reading Peter Ackroyd’s award winning ‘Hawksmoor’, a detective story based on architecture.

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