Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Dame Vivienne Westwood's designs combine unconformity with a sense of tradition. She is renowned for her gentle parody of Establishment styles, her use of very British fabrics such as Harris tweed and tartan and her re-use of historic garments such as the corset and crinoline.

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is a global icon whose career has successfully spanned three decades from the early days of punk to the establishment of her own fas…

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International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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Event - From Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen: Geniuses of Modern Fashion Morning

Tue 02 June 2015–Tue 07 July 2015

EIGHT WEEK COURSE: Explore the careers of the 20 greatest names in modern fashion whose amazing creativity has changed not only the way that people look and dress, but also their entire attitude to clothes.

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