Welcome to the V&A Americas Foundation
The V&A Americas Foundation (V&AAF) promotes and supports the work of the V&A in the United Kingdom. We raise vital funds, engage with and build awareness of the museums’ unique collections and deliver an exciting programme of events.
ABOUT THE V&A
The V&A is a family of art, design and performance museums, where everyone is invited to enjoy the power of creativity.
The V&A houses a permanent collection of over 2.8 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The museum holds many of the UK’s national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, photography, sculpture, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.
René Lalique was Art Nouveau’s most important jeweller. He developed a new stylistic language based on sinuous interpretations of natural forms, and championed non-precious materials…
For his Autumn-Winter 2016 menswear collection, Thom Browne immortalised his dachshund Hector as a bag, life-size and naturalistically covered in fur to mimic his hair.