Do you say you want a Revolution ? at the V&A London

Brilliant exhibition about the revolutionary spirit of the Sixties.

This major exhibition will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism. The exhibition considers how the finished and unfinished revolutions of the time changed the way we live today and think about the future.



Al Thani Collection, V&A London

Victoria & Albert Museum, London :
Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection
21 November 2015 – 28 March 2016
This exhibition showcases over one hundred exceptional jewels, jewelled artefacts and jades from the Al Thani Collection.
The pieces range in date from the early 17th century to the present day, and were made in the Indian subcontinent or inspired by India. They include spectacular precious stones, jades made for Mughal emperors and a gold tiger-head finial from the throne of the South Indian ruler Tipu Sultan.
Absolutely Spectacular – highly recommended






Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty at the V&A 14 March – 19 July 2015

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Portrait of Alexander McQueen, 1997 photographed by Marc Hom. © Marc Hom/Trunk Archive
“London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.”
– Alexander McQueen, January 2000
The V&A is delighted to announce that it will present Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London in spring 2015. The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, the exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.

The original version of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 was organised by the Costume Institute and became one of the Museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions. via vam.ac.uk




Michael Schmidt is the winner of the fifth Prix Pictet : CONSUMPTION

Micheal Schmidt is the winner of the fifth Prix Pictet : CONSUMPTION

The theme of the fifth cycle of the Prix Pictet is Consumption. The theme was announced at Les Rencontres d’Arles, before a preview of the photographs Simon Norfolk made in Afghanistan for the Power Commission. The Shortlist of eleven artists was announced at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville in Paris on 13 November 2013. The Award Ceremony and Finalists’ Exhibition took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on May 21st 2014, at which German photographer Michael Schmidt was announced as the fifth Laureate of the Prix Pictet. The fifth cycle saw additions to the jury of Luc Delahaye, the Laureate for Power, along with the architect Wang Shu, curator Elisabeth Sussman and arts writer for the Financial Times, Peter Aspden.

V&A London I Horst : Photographer of Style as of 6 September 2014 – 4 January 2015

This autumn the V&A will present the definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the 20th century’s master photographers. In a career that spanned six decades, Horst photographed the exquisite creations of couturiers such as Chanel, Schiaparelli and Vionnet in 1930s Paris, and helped to launch the careers of many models. In New York a decade later, he experimented with early colour techniques and his meticulously composed, artfully lit images leapt from the magazine page.



Mainbocher Corset (pink satin corset by Detolle), Paris, 1939. © Condé Nast/Horst Estate