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Design Styles

Design Styles

The V&A's collections cover a vast number of design styles, from the Romanesque art and architecture of the Middle Ages, to the 20th century's radical Postmodernism. Explore the trends, themes and revolutions in design over the centuries.

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A to Z of Hollywood Style

A to Z of Hollywood Style

A to Z of Hollywood Style brings together style advice from the good, the bad and the beautiful to explore the allure of some of the world’s bes…

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - Fascinating Footwear: Short History of Shoes

Wed 30 September 2015–Fri 02 October 2015

SHORT COURSE: Explore the rich and fascinating history of Shoes from the introduction of the humble sandal in ancient times to the ever higher heels and flamboyant styles of the present day. Highpoints include the pointed shoes of the middle ages when the length of the toe was an indication of status, and the emergence of the heel, first for men and then for women in the later Renaissance period.

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