Mae West: Inspiring Design and Change

Part of a series of talks led by Assistant Curators across the V&A’s collections

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  • Friday, 26 April 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Meeting Point, Cromwell Road Entrance, Level 0

  • Free event

Mae West: Inspiring Design and Change photo

A camp diva, a queer icon, a LGBTQIA+ activist ... and the inspiration behind an iconic sofa designed by Salvador Dalí and surrealist patron Edward James. American film star Mae West is the focus of this talk led by Assistant Curator Maude Willaerts.

Please note, this tour will move to another gallery. For any access assistance, please inform a member of staff at the start of the talk.

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Header image: Mae West Lips sofa, designed by Salvador Dalí and Edward James, 1937-1938 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London