The fashion area was of course first on my list and it did not disappoint. I left my guys for a while and enjoyed this.
Authentic frocks from the Austen period.
Some of the jewelry from these earlier periods was quite modern looking and fabulous. The antique chair, top hat and gloves all from this time as well.
The 1920s dresses were made of the most opulent velvets and silks. If I could just have this dress and fan… Love!
The lace on this wedding veil was beyond beautiful.
Tennis anyone? Knits were coming in style and look warm, but were moveable!
Christian Dior’s New look from the 1950s is so feminine. These photos don’t show the lush fabric and it’s gorgeous drape.
This lovely evening gown was Balmain from the 1950s.
Givenchy from 1964. Can’t you just see Audrey Hepburn wearing this? The color was a vibrant red-orange that I wish photographed better !
These Roger Vivier pumps were shown with the Givenchy.
More 1960s. I believe the orange dress is Courreges. So would love to see more of those. The print dress is Pucci.
This 1980s display I could have sworn this sweater dress was Comme de Garcons, but I’m not for sure..
A view of where they are making casts of original antiquities from around the globe.
A wonderful stair structure.
The Asian art area is quite large and impressive.
Cameos (be still my heart!) were another favorite section and they have a fabulous collection through the ages.
The building itself is marvelous.
The day we were there they even had a big screen with Wimbledon on outside which was exciting.
The V&A cafe is special as expected. Look at the ceilings and walls and lights! Not even able to capture the colorfulness here.
Say no more! Two of my favorite word in the English language. Just another reason to adore the U.K.!
This was just a smattering of all there is to see at the V&A. I hope to go back again one day and get to even more of the galleries and all their treasures.
Upcoming we make our way to Belgium, Holland and Germany!
Thanks for reading!