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Hats, 20th Century. Museum no. T.226-1985, T.261-1985 and T.263-1985. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


The V&A holds one of the finest collections of millinery in the world, revealing an exciting record of the changes in headgear over the past 17 centuries.

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Hats: An Anthology (Special edition)

Hats: An Anthology (Special edition)

Hats: An Anthology offers an unprecedented view of the world of millinery, drawing on the V&A's extensive collection of hats, Stephen Jones's own arch…

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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Event - Let Them Wear Hats...

Sat 13 February 2016 10:30–16:30

WORKSHOP: Guided by pop art milliner Pearls and Swine, participants will create a unique, wearable work of art on this one day workshop inspired by millinery icon Marie Antoinette celebrating the opening of our new Europe 1600 -1815 Gallery.

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