DIVA, V&A | South Kensington

DIVA, V&A | South Kensington

24junAll Day31julDIVA, V&A | South Kensington

V&A 1920 Maria Callas

Event Details

DIVA will celebrate the power and creativity of iconic performers, exploring and redefining the role of ‘diva’ and how this has been subverted or embraced over time across opera, stage, popular music, and film.

Exhibition highlights including the Costume, designed by Christian Dior, worn by Vivien Leigh as Paola in Jean Giraudoux’s play ‘Duel of Angels’, 1958, A portrait of Adelina Patti, by Franz Winterhalter, about 1865 – 70 which has been Reproduced courtesy of Harewood House Trust alongside many more exciting pieces, from the Opera goddesses of the Victorian era to today’s global megastars.


 Screenprint of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol
Screenprint of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol, 1967. © 2022 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London
Photograph of woman is Cleopatra costume sat in chair
Photograph of Theda Bara as Cleopatra for film the ‘Cleopatra’, 1917. Photograph: ScreenProd / Photononstop / Alamy Stock Photo
Black and white photograph of Cher, Elton John and Diana Ross
Cher, Elton John and Diana Ross at Rock Awards Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1975, various locations, Mark Sullivan 70’s Rock Archive . Photograph: Mark Sullivan / Contour by Getty Images
 Sketch of Flame dress for Tina Turner
Sketch of Flame dress for Tina Turner by Bob Mackie, 1977. © Original artwork by Costume and Fashion Designer, Bob Mackie


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June 24 (Saturday) - July 31 (Monday)


V&A Museum, South Kensington

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL