Jonathan Anderson has been announced as one of the V&A’s four new trustees, who have been appointed by the Prime Minister, Theresa May.
The designer – who heads up his own eponymous London Fashion Week label, JW Anderson, as well as Paris-based, Spanish luxury house Loewe – will take on this new role for four years.
“I am inspired by art and artists every day, and thus I am honoured and humbled to join the brand of such an impressive and important institution,” Anderson said of the news.
As a trustee, Anderson will be expected to attend six board meetings a year and to provide ad hoc advice to the museum, as well as attending events at the V&A. He joins the governing board this year with Marc St John (a former partner and head of investor relations at CVC Capital Partners), David Bomford (a former senior restorer of paintings at the National Gallery) and Genevieve Davies (who holds a MPhil and DPhil in psychoanalysis and existentialism).
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance and, in 2018, was the sixth most-visited tourist attraction in the UK.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK