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Miniskirt mayhem! Nine ways Mary Quant revolutionised women’s clothes – and lives
Liberation was at the top of the agenda for her 1960s customers, and the British fashion designer helped them achieve it. From athleisure to workwear to gender fluidity, here’s how she influences the world today

Karen Dacre

28, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Men’s style faces off with works of art in new V&A exhibition
Fashioning Masculinities will trace the evolution of menswear

Scarlett Conlon

11, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Sci-fi script and a cage-shaped mosque: Islamic art gets subversive
From subtle riffs on traditional script-based decoration to a late father’s letters to his lover, the artists vying for the Jameel prize generate deep emotion from meticulousness

David Shariatmadari

21, Sep, 2021 @4:27 PM

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An electric Faust outfit and a pair of kinky boots in V&A’s ‘major refresh’
Most items in the museum’s new theatre and performing arts galleries going on display for the first time

Mark Brown, arts correspondent

24, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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V&A exhibition will use 250 objects to highlight creativity of African fashion
London museum show to focus on the work of the continent’s designers over the past few decades

Priya Elan Deputy fashion editor

06, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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V&A East director to cycle to 250 London schools to encourage pupil visits
Gus Casely-Hayford vows to make youth-focused venue opening in 2025 accessible to all

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

30, Jun, 2021 @3:32 PM

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V&A insists it has ‘responsibility’ to tell truth about collections
Museum responds to government letter urging alignment with its stance on ‘contested heritage’

Ben Quinn

28, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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V&A museum’s new 20th and 21st Century gallery is refitted for the social justice era
The refurbished space breaks the last century and a quarter into new thematic sections, with special attention paid to diversity

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

17, Jun, 2021 @7:08 AM

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An exquisite new exhibition brings home my long obsession with Iran | Rachel Cooke
Not even the sight of Oliver Dowden could dim my excitement at the V&A’s latest triumph

Rachel Cooke

30, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser review – a stupendous wonderland
The rabbit hole is just the start of this thrilling immersive exploration of Lewis Carroll’s enduring masterpiece

Laura Cumming

29, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Five thousand years of mystical magnificence: Epic Iran at the V&A – review
Persepolis and Isfahan are dazzlingly brought to life in a blockbuster show that explores five jaw-dropping millennia of cultural history, from soaring domes to charging horses

Jonathan Jones

25, May, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 review – a pick’n’mix of conceptual posturing
Refugee camps, ad-hoc mosques and Wetherspoon’s carpets are among the muddle of answers to the well-intentioned curatorial question: ‘How will we live together?’

Oliver Wainwright

21, May, 2021 @4:50 PM

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