Membership Events Summer 2015
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From the Head of Friends James Beardsworth ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ is shaping up to be the most successful exhibition in the history of the V&A, and has certainly caught your imaginations – Members have been visiting in droves. The Members-only early morning weekend views are undoubtedly the best time to see the show, so whether visiting for the first time, or coming for a second (or third) occasion, be sure to book these exclusive slots online. They are planned for the duration of the exhibition. Please also remember that, as Members, you do not need to book when visiting during regular opening times. ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’ (Members’ Preview Day, 12 June) will display more than 200 pairs of shoes from around the globe. The exhibition will continue the run of fascinating and successful shows in the V&A’s Fashion Gallery, reinforcing the Museum as the home of fashion in the UK. Come September, the V&A will once again be a central hub during the 2015 London Design Festival, and the autumn exhibition season will see the opening of ‘The Fabric of India’ (Members’ Preview Day, 2 October) and ‘Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection’ (Members’ Preview Day, 20 November). The Friends of the V&A, 2014/15 AGM is to be held on Tuesday 24 November. Please take a look at the newsletter for more information. If you are a new Member of the V&A and this is your first V&A Magazine, welcome. Be sure to review our excellent events programme over the following pages – and make sure you are signed up to receive up-to-date information via the Members’ E-newsletter. You can do so online, at the Members’ Desk, or by contacting us directly. Thank you to all Members for your support.
Left: RiRi, Sophia Webster, Spring Summer 2013. Below: James Beardsworth © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
V&A Magazine Summer 2015
V&A Magazine, Issue 37, Summer 2015 Style, sex and psychology