The Victoria and Albert Museum have confirmed details of its 2019 exhibition programme.

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Further details have emerged for the V&A’s 2019 exhibition programme, which is set to include major exhibitions devoted to fashion designers Christian Dior and Mary Quant.

The first exhibition the museum will present in 2019 will be Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. On display from the 2nd February, this major exhibition spanning from 1947 to the present day will explore the ongoing influence the fashion has on fashion as well as Dior’s relationship with Britain. It is set to be the largest exhibition devoted to the designer ever to be displayed in the UK and will include 500 objects and 200 rare Haute Couture garments.

Heading into April, the museum will open a display devoted to the career of Mary Quant – which will be the first international retrospective on the revolutionary fashion designer in nearly 50 years. The display will particularly concentrate on the  years between 1955 and 1975, a time when Quant transformed the high street with her subversive and playful designs for a younger generation.

From the 15th May 2019, the V&A will present a scrumptious display devoted to Food. Exploring the innovation of individuals, communities and organisations who are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. Taking visitors on a journey from the farm to kitchen to table via laboratories, design studios and grass roots projects, the exhibition will feature installations, new commissions and historical pieces from the V&A collections.

Meanwhile, from the 7th September visitors can take a visit into the fantastical worlds created by photographer Tim Walker. At the heart of the exhibition will be a brand new series of photographs directly influenced by his research into the V&A’s enormous and eclectic collection. As well as paying tribute to Walker’s work, the display will also shine a light on the important roles played by set designers, stylists, make-up artists, models and muses, who all help bring Walker’s unique ideas to life.

The final exhibition to open in 2019 will examine the importance of Cars and the impact that they have had on how we move as well as  our experience of speed, forever changing our cities, environment and economies – particularly now that automotive design is about to change once again.

For more information about the V&A’s 2019 exhibition programme visit: https://www.vam.ac.uk/

 

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