Ocean Liners: Speed & Style

Visit the new Ocean Liners: Speed & Style exhibition (3 February until 10 June) at the V&A and enjoy a two-course meal and cocktail at Daphne's for £45

This February, the V&A will re-imagine the golden age of ocean travel, the first ever exhibition to explore the design and cultural impact of the ocean liner on an international scale.

Beginning with Brunel’s steamship, the Great Eastern of 1859, the exhibition will trace the design stories behind some of the world’s most luxurious liners, from the Beaux-Arts interiors of Kronprinz Wilhelm, Titanic and its sister ship, Olympic, to the floating Art Deco palaces of Queen Mary and Normandie, and the streamlined Modernism of SS United States and QE2. It will throw light on the famous passengers and the great couturiers who looked to ocean travel to promote their designs.

On display will be the Christian Dior suit worn by Marlene Dietrich as she arrived in New York aboard the Queen Mary in 1950, and a striking Lucien Lelong couture gown worn for the maiden voyage of Normandie in 1935. Other highlights include a precious Cartier tiara recovered from the sinking Lusitania in 1915, as well as a panel fragment from the Titanic’s first class lounge and the Duke of Windsor’s sumptuous 1940s Goyard luggage.

The package is available from Tuesday, 20 February until Sunday, 17 June and excludes service charge. Restaurant bookings are available Monday to Friday (12pm to 6pm). To view the sample set menu click here.

To book, please call 020 7589 4257 or email reservations@daphnes-restaurant.co.uk. Tickets should be collected from Daphne's. Tickets to Ocean Liners: Speed & Style are valid during the V&A public opening hours.

Sponsored by Viking Cruises

Banner Image:
Painted earthenware tile panel for the saloon on the Sutlej. Photograph by William De Morgan, United Kingdom, c. 1882© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Below Image:
The Olympic in dry dock c. 1911 © Getty Images

olympic in dry dock c 1911 getty images