25 April 2020 – 31 January 2021
Exciting news just in from the V&A. Opening next spring, Bags: Inside Out will be a major exhibition of over 300 wonderful bags from tiny drawstring purses to luggage trunks. Sponsored by Mulberry the show will include a large embroidered burse used to protect the silver matrix of Elizabeth I’s Great Seal of England, a gas mask bag owned by HRH Queen Mary during the Second World War and Winston Churchill’s red despatch box. And there will be iconic designer handbags on display too including the Hermès ‘Kelly’ bag, named in honour of Grace Kelly, Dior’s ‘Princess Dior’ bag designed for Princess Diana and Carrie Bradshaw’s Fendi ‘baguette’ bag made famous via Sex and the City. We can’t wait!