Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum London, GB
Opening on 27.03.2021
Mad Hatter costume designed by Colleen Atwood for Tim Burton's 2010 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, worn by Johnny Depp © 2010 Disney
Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years, this immersive and theatrical show charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages.
Starting with a trip down the rabbit hole and ending with a tumble through the looking glass, the V&A’s delayed Alice spectacular explores the origins and influence of Lewis Carroll’s books and their famous illustrations by John Tenniel. Exhibits include costumes and concept art from Tim Burton’s 2010 adaptation, Tim Walker’s Alice-inspired Pirelli calendar photos, and wonderland fashion from Iris van Herpen and Viktor & Rolf.
Quinten Massys. An Old Woman ('The Ugly Duchess'). © The National Gallery, London. Bequeathed by Miss Jenny Louisa Roberta Blaker, 1947
Viktor&Rolf Haute Couture AutumnWinter 2016 – Vagabonds. Photo credit Team Peter Stigter
Alice in Wonderland. The Royal Ballet. Zenaida Yanowsky ©ROH, Johan Persson, 2011. Costumes by Bob Crowley
'Cheshire cat', psychedelic poster by Joseph McHugh, published by East Totem West. USA, 1967 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Opening Times: Wednesday – Sunday: 11.00-19.00
Victoria & Albert Museum
London SW7 2RL
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