Bags: Inside Out
Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum London, GB
21.11.2020 – 12.09.2021

Bags: Inside Out<br>Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum London, GB

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.

Press release:

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
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
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