Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Among the Theatre and Performance collections there are over 3,500 stage costumes and accessories - ranging from complete outfits to individual headdresses. All are a tribute to the creativity and skills of designers and costume makers from the mid 18th century to today, in every kind of live performance - drama, opera, dance, musicals, pantomime, rock and pop, music hall, cabaret, circus.

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

Visit the V&A exhibition William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

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Hollywood Costume (Paperback)

Hollywood Costume (Paperback)

This landmark book celebrates, for the very first time, the costume designer’s contribution to the telling of the cinematic story in 100 yea…

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Event - Create! Make a Costume

Wed 23 April 2014 11:00

EVENT FOR 13 -15 YEAR OLDS: As part of the V&A’s Shakespeare Festival, this three-day course will be based on responding to design briefs given to professional costume designers.

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