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This may look like a scene out of the film Avatar, but this is a very real design project from Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginserb, who joins us this Friday along with other award-winning designers, to discuss their fascinating design projects changing the world for the good. This very special event runs in conjunction with #TheFutureStartsHere, link in bio.


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Experience the largest exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of @dior!
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams comes to the V&A 2 February 2019. Spanning 1947 to the present day, it celebrates one of the 20th century’s most significant designers and the six outstanding artistic directors who succeeded him, from Yves Saint Laurent to Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Tickets on sale 17 October at 9am! Members go free, no need to book. #DiorDesignerofDreams #Designer #VandA #Fashion #ParisFashion #vamuseum


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This kind of bonnet, called calash, was introduced in the 1770s because high hairstyles were in fashion. X-ray photography reveals that this one gets its strength from the natural world, as it is shaped with cane. Swipe to see it!

Discover more #FashionedfromNature objects at our exhibition - link in bio
Photography by Nick Veasey, 2017

#xray #fashion #fashionexhibition #bonnet #calash #xrayphotography #18century #18centuryfashion #fashionaddict


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Savage scenes in our Medieval and Renaissance gallery ... this week’s #MyVAM is by @thesoulsofmyshoes.
Use #myvam to see your photo here and check out our Instagram Story to see this week’s top posts!


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From Grace Jones to HM Queen Elizabeth II, artist @ChrisLevine_Artist is known for his masterful use of light in pursuit of an expanded state of awareness through image and form. His portraits of @Naomi Campbell and #KateMoss will be on display in the Photography Centre in 2019.
#vamphotography #photography #models #portrait #ChrisLevine #fashion


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Yesterday we welcomed HRH The Duchess of Cambridge to the V&A to open our new Photography Centre. With over 600 spellbinding photos including some of the oldest known photographs to modern masters, it is not to be missed.
Opens 12 October. Entry is free.
#vamphotography #photography #photo #photographycentre #newopening #cameras #digitalphoto #daguerreotype #RoyalVisit #HRHDuchessofCambridge #DuchessofCambridge


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Photographer Samuel Bourne spent six years capturing the remotest areas of the Himalayas in 1863. Pore over archival sources from this period of British colonial rule in India in this weekend’s unique course, Rome and the Raj, and discover the remarkable interplay between the Roman Empire and the British Raj. Few places left, link in bio.


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From daguerreotype to digital the V&A has championed photography as an art form for over 160 years. Inspired by the seminal works of Linnaeus Tripe, photographer Thomas Ruff has created a new series especially for the V&A's new Photography Centre. #thomasruff #vamphotography #photography #photograph #daguerreotype #history


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One of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, Julia Margaret Cameron had close links to the V&A throughout her career. Best known for her powerful portraits, Cameron's photographs were unconventional for the time as shots were intentionally out-of-focus and often including scratches, smudges and other traces of her process.

Her ethereal works can be seen in our new Photography Centre. Entry is free.
#vamphotography #JuliaMaragretCameron #Photography #Portrait #Photo #vammuseum


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From the elegant to the intimate, @maryamccartney’s series, 'Off Pointe – A Photographic Study of the Royal Ballet After Hours', captures #ballet dancers behind-the-scenes. See this series & 600 breathe-taking images in our new Photography Centre opening 12 Oct.
#MaryMcCartney #Ballet #RoyalBallet #BlackandWhitePhotography #vamphotography #photography #photo #vamuseum #dancer


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We are bringing you a jam-packed Frida-themed autumn!
Due to popular demand #FridaKahlo: Making Her Self Up has been extended until Sunday 18 November! Don't miss our other #InspiredbyFrida events including our free #DayoftheDead festival & our next #FashioninMotion featuring @carlafernandezmx
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Sponsored by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. With support from Aeromexico, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and GRoW @ Annenberg


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Strike a pose. This photo by Amet Francis contrasts multicultural urban communities with the bold glamour of 1970s fashion.

This photo was taken in Brixton, one of the areas in London which had developed a large black British community following migration, mainly from the Caribbean.

#BlackHistoryMonth #70sFashion #Brixton #London #AmetFrancis #Fashion #Glamour #Photography #Photo #BlackIsBeautiful


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