News: Stunning 17th-century Japanese garments, international haute couture and costumes from Star Wars come together in a major V&A exhibition on kimono fashion

On 29 February, the V&A opens Europe’s first major exhibition on kimono. The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk counters this conception, presenting the garment as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion. The exhibition reveals the sartorial and social significance of... Continue Reading →

News: New galleries and star objects revealed for £13m transformation of V&A Museum of Childhood

From Beatrix Potter’s idyllic illustrations of the world of Peter Rabbit, to the life-size West End War Horse puppet Joey, to designs by contemporary superstars Virgil Abloh and Olafur Eliasson, star exhibits and concepts are today revealed for a radical £13m reimagination of the V&A Museum of Childhood. A transformed free-to-access collection set within interactive... Continue Reading →

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