Bags: Inside Out
Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum London, GB
21.11.2020 – 12.09.2021
Rhinestone encrusted metal “Faberge Egg” evening bad, Judith Leiber, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
This autumn, the V&A will open Bags: Inside Out, the UK´s most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the ultimate accessory. From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, the exhibition will explore our longstanding fascination with the bag.
Featuring innovative designs from Mulberry to Karl Lagerfeld, bags carried by Vivian Leigh to Sarah Jessica Parker, the heritage of Hermès to the streetwear of Off-White, and an exclusive look inside the world of the factory and atelier. Bags: Inside Out provides an unprecedented look at this global obsession.
Chatelaine, 1863-85, probably England, cut steel, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Bethan Laura Wood with her collaboration with Valextra. Photography by Anthony Lycett
Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union wear Thom Browne outside the Thom Browne show on June 25, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Melodie JengGetty Images)
Frog Purse © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Opening Times: Wednesday – Sunday: 11.00-19.00
Victoria & Albert Museum
London SW7 2RL
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