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Victoria and Albert Museum

Bowie Rocks Beverly Hills (Like It's 1972)

Vivien Moon | Posted 01.20.2017 | Los Angeles
Vivien Moon

David Bowie at The Beverly Hills Hotel in 1972 photographed by Mick Rock. Images courtesy Frank Pictures Gallery (left) and Taschen Gallery (right) "...

The Stripped-Down History Of Underwear, From Whalebone Girdles To Spanx

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.16.2016 | Arts

They’re hidden in drawers. They’re tucked away at the bottoms of bins. They’re the open secret of the sartorial world: Underthings, those articl...

Victoria's Choice

Cornelia Powell | Posted 10.26.2016 | Weddings
Cornelia Powell

It seems for this young bride (who just happened to be ruler of an empire), that it came down to choosing the feelings of her future husband over her own ego. Victoria's heart-centered choice changed bridal history and, in turn, illuminated the supreme sovereignty of a woman in love.

Alexander McQueen - Art or Artistry?

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Trisha de Borchgrave

If an invasion of extra terrestrials were imminent we could do worse than imagine creatures resembling those of Alexander McQueen's at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.

Cooking Art History: Sugar Baby

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 08.17.2014 | Home
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Sugar. Talk of it is everywhere. It's one of the leading causes of obesity and diabetes in our country. It is an ingredient so common to us that it is difficult to imagine a world without it.

"TOMORROW": Elmgreen & Dragset Build Their Latest Walk-through Fiction, at London's V&A. (VIDEO)

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

Why do artist duos so often operate with a sardonic sense of humor, in various shades of black? Think of the caustic wit that inflects the work of t...

The Art Fairs of Frieze Week 2013

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

It's London's turn in the great art fair cycle, and Frieze and its satellites have descended upon the British city for the eleventh year. As expected, the powers behind Frieze have a world class line up of special exhibitions, film and a sculpture park that will pair contemporary and historical pieces.

The Hipster's Summer Guide: Bowie's Glamorama at the V&A and Where to Talk It Through

Susan Michals | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Susan Michals

Plan ahead -- not just for this exhibition but for London travel in general. Below are a smattering of suggestions for visiting London -- and witnessing the glitteringly glam career of Mr. Bowie.

Intricate and Fascinating: Amy Flurry and Nikki Nye's Paper Wigs for the Victoria & Albert museum

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Paper-Cut-Project is a company based in Atlanta, and co-founded in 2010 by Amy Flurry with Nikki Nye. Flurry and Nye make paper styling props for high...

From Stage to Screen and Then Back Again

George Heymont | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

In recent decades, movie musicals that began as full-length animation features and original movie musicals have become multi-million dollar stage vehicles drawing audiences into theatres in cities around the world.

Most Iconic Hollywood Costumes

Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts

London is getting a taste of Hollywood glamour this month, courtesy of the city's Victoria and Albert Museum. An upcoming exhibit titled "Hollywood Co...

B&B Italia -- 'Can Design Save Europe?' (VIDEO) | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

The recession of the past years has sparked a lot of debate around the fate of the arts and craft industry. With manufacturing power is moving Eastward toward mass production factories in China and India, what is left of Europe's history in true craftsmanship?

Beyond the White Cube: The Rich Mosaic of Hayv Kahraman's Art and Life

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

This desire to create beautiful work comes from her experience in graphic design, where symmetry and aesthetics are of utmost importance. Witnessing her country torn apart by war and violence, especially against women, has informed the subject matter in her work.

The Fashion Garment In The Age Of Digital Reproduction

Penny Martin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Penny Martin

A black nylon ball gown loosely based on the wardrobe of renaissance princess Christina Oldenberg of Denmark was the final flourish of the fun catwalk presentation staged by the Danish fashion designer Peter Jensen at London's V&A museum.

Asian Art Museum's "Maharaja" Overlooks Crucial Cultural Questions in India (PHOTOS)

Larissa Archer | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Larissa Archer

Any exhibition on the wealth of a nation's royal class is an exhibition of the inflated amour-propre of men with money. Add to the club the princes on display in Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts.

Your Guide To Frieze Week 2011

ARTINFO | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

LONDON--The circus is back in town. The Frieze Art Fair's big tent has once again been pitched in Regent's Park, and this year it's home to 173 contem...

British POW Cursed Hitler With Secret Embroidered Messages

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.09.2011 | Weird News

Cross stitching is an unusual hobby for a father to pass on to a son these day. But needlework was the ultimate hobby for Tony Casdagli, whose fath...

CultureZohn: Rebekah Brooks and the Cult of Power

Patricia Zohn | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Patricia Zohn

An exhibition about maverick artists in London draws uncanny parallels to the fallout from the British phone hacking scandal.

WATCH: Lulu Guinness On The Fashion-Art Crossover

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke meets Lulu Guinness in her West London showroom. Guinness now counts twenty-two years since the launch of her company - which she started in ...

Matt Pyke & Friends: 'Super Computer Romantics' (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Tracking down Matt Pyke is normally a hard task as he runs his multidisciplinary design collective Universal Everything from a log cabin outside Sheff...

London Curator Discovers Rare Video Footage Of Ballet Russes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Ballet-nerds, rejoice! A video of what is strongly considered Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes has been discovered by London-based curator Jane Pritch...

MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Diaghilev And The Ballet Russes On Display In London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON.- The V&A's major autumn exhibition, "Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909--1929", will explore the world of the influential...

WATCH: DANCE IN THE MUSEUM: Diaghilev And The Golden Age of Ballets Russes

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke's video leads us through the impressive journey that is Serge Diaghilev's creative career as the mastermind behind Les Ballets Russes, his cr...

WATCH: DEAD ARTIST NEWS: Raphael's 'Cartoons' Meet Tapestries Woven After Them

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

The only four surviving tapestries designed by Raphael will soon be exhibited at London's Victoria and Albert Museum for a unique exhibition granting the audience a privilege Raphael himself never had.

Amazing Grace: Grace Kelly's Classic Style comes to the Victoria & Albert Museum

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mary Hall

It's amazing that a movie star from the 1950s had a wardrobe that looks as fresh and stylish in 2010 as it did over 40 years ago.