Fashion and Style in South Kensington

Fashion and style are synonymous with South Kensington. Look back in time or look to the future of fashion at some of London's best museums and design institutes.

Undressed: A brief history of underwear

On until 12th March 2017
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Discover the fascinating and sometimes controversial story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day.

Diana: Her Fashion Story

Opens 24th Feb 2017
Kensington Palace
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Twenty years on from Diana, Princess of Wales' death, a new exhibition and temporary garden celebrating her life will be opened at Kensington Palace, her home for over 15 years.

Personal Shopper plus Q&A

8th March
6.30pm
Institut français
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Kristen Stewart plays Maureen, a high-fashion personal shopper who is also a medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Parisian home, determined to make contact with him. Followed by a Q&A with costume designer Jurgen Doering.

An evening with Paul Smith

8th March
5.45-7.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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How can you find inspiration in everything? Fashion designer and businessman Paul Smith talks about the inspirations and obsessions that have driven his forty year career. After the talk Paul Smith will host a book signing.

Free

Digital Design Drop-In

18th March, 18th April
1-4pm
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Drop-in and meet digital artists and designers who explore intersections of art, design, craft and technology. See ‘show and tell’ presentations of new cutting-edge projects and chat with them about their work.

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

From May 27th
10am - 5.30pm
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Discover how couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga's exquisite craftsmanship and innovative designs shaped the modernity of 1960s fashion and continues to shape fashion today.

V&A jewellery collection

Daily
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One of the finest collections of jewelry in the world - over 3,500 jewels, including pendants given by Queen Elizabeth I.

Fashion

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Spanning five centuries, the Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dresses in the world.