The Alice Look at The V&A Museum Of Childhood


Poster advertising ladies boots manufactured by T Elliot & Sons, incorporating a pastiche of designs after Aubrey Beardsley. Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum Pinterest


Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's much loved trip to Wonderland with The Alice Look at the V&A Museum of Childhood.

This enchanting exhibition brings together a range of photographs, rare editions, garments and illustrations that show how the Alice character became a major cultural landmark.

Although many link her image with period dress, there are many examples of Alice adopting a contemporary look. Many of these are on display here, with examples including book cover designs by Vivienne Westwood, photographs by Annie Leibovitz and Japanese Lolita clothing.

The exhibition is divided into four main areas: Beginnings shows early editions of the books with Sir John Tenniel's illustrations alongside children's garments from the period. Follower of Fashion shows how illustrators have kept Alice up to date, while Inspiration and Global Alice display how Alice has inspired fashion and music and been adapted by different nations in very different ways.

Venue Details & Map

V&A Museum of Childhood

Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9PA
+44 (0)20 8983 5200
Public transport:
Nearest Tube: Bethnal Green, Central line, Zone 2 Rail: Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green Buses: D6, 106, 254, 309 and 388.

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