The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum opened its doors again May the 19th, welcoming visitors back after lockdown restrictions eased in Great Britain. The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) was one of the first people across the threshold. The Duchess went to visit the Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition as well as explore the new Raphael Court and Photography Centre.
The V&A’s landmark exhibition in 2021, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser [celebrates] one of the most iconic, imaginative and inspiring stories of all time.V&A
Offering an immersive and fantastical journey down the rabbit hole, the V&A invites visitors to delve into the origins, adaptations and reinventions of Alice in Wonderland over 158 years, charting the book’s evolution from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages.
Through over 300 objects, across five Alice-inspired worlds arranged thematically – spanning film, performance, fashion, art, music and photography – the V&A will be the first museum to fully explore the cultural impact of Alice in Wonderland and its ongoing inspiration for leading creatives, from Salvador Dalí and Yayoi Kusama, to The Beatles, Vivienne Westwood and Little Simz. Highlights include Lewis Carroll’s handwritten manuscript, illustrations by John Tenniel, Ralph Steadman and Mary Blair for Walt Disney’s iconic 1951 film adaptation, to Royal Opera House stage costumes, fashion from Iris van Herpen and photography from Tim Walker.
Featuring theatrical sets, immersive environments, and a special experience in Virtual Reality within the exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser will take children and adults on a journey through the enchanting and extraordinary world of Wonderland, through Alice’s eyes.
Dress: Alessandra Rich Houndstooth Midi Dress
Shoes: Jennifer Chamandi Lorenzo 105 pumps
Bag: Mulberry Bayswater in black suede
Necklaces: Spells of Love Double Strand Beaded Satellite Chain and Asprey London’s Woodland Charms.
Mask: Amaia Kids Duke/Duchess style in black