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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 leading museums.

Fashion

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V&A South Kensington
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Spanning five centuries, the Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dresses in the world.

V&A jewellery collection

Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
V&A South Kensington
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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.

Image credit: 1962 Barbie Dream House c. Mattel, Inc.

Barbie: The exhibition

Opens 5th July
10am - 5pm
Design Museum
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Opening to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the Barbie brand in 2024, the exhibition will map the Barbie legacy that started in 1959. It will explore the story of Barbie through a design lens, including fashion, architecture, furniture and vehicle design.

Mamma Milano: Lessons from the Motherland

4th July
7pm - 8.45pm
V&A South Kensington
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J.J. Martin, author and founder of fashion and lifestyle brand LaDoubleJ, discusses her surrender to the magic of Italy with World of Interiors Style Director Gianluca Longo.

Out Shopping: The dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910)

23rd March - 20th Oct
10am - 5.30pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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A curated selection of rarely-seen outfits, this exhibition will tell the story of Marion Sambourne and Maud Messel, at a moment in history that significantly shaped fashion.

Naomi

Opens 22nd June
10.00am - 5.45pm
V&A South Kensington
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An exhibition exploring the extraordinary career of fashion model Naomi Campbell. Through the work of leading global designers and photographers we celebrate her creative collaborations, activism and far-reaching cultural impact.

Design 1900-Now Gallery

Wednesday–Sunday, 10.00–17.45
V&A South Kensington
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A gallery exploring how design shapes how we live, work, travel, communicate and consume. The gallery includes Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir’s iconic British road signage system, Kim Kardashian’s Selfish book and Nike’s Nigeria football shirt for the 2018 World Cup.