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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Design 1900 to Now, Room 76

This object consists of 26 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.

Mobile Phone

Meitu M8s 'Sailor Moon' edition mobile phone with accessories

Object details

Object type
This object consists of 26 parts.

  • Mobile Phone
  • Selfie Stick
  • Case
  • Chargers
  • Cable
  • Screen Protector
  • Remote
  • Battery (Electrical)
  • Folders (Printed Matter)
  • Tools
  • Pages
  • Notes
  • Guides
  • Certificates
  • Certificates
  • Cloth
  • Boxes (Containers)
  • Trays
  • Boxes (Containers)
  • Inserts (Additions)
  • Boxes (Containers)
  • Trays
  • Inserts (Additions)
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mobile Phone
  • Partition
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Meitu M8s 'Sailor Moon' edition mobile phone with accessories
Gallery label
The object sits in the "Consumption and Identity" section of the Design 1900-Now gallery opened in June 2021 New ideals In the 21st century, technology increasingly influences our perceptions of beauty. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian have popularised selfies and an hour-glass figure through Instagram and other social media platforms. The Meitu mobile phone, made for the Chinese market, comes with a ‘BeautyCam’ app which automatically reshapes the face and lightens the skin. These feature-altering trends are also influencing men: the Spanx brand expanded their body contouring range in 2010 to include a men’s t-shirt that gives a more toned appearance Smartphone and selfie stick M8s Sailor Moon, 2017 Designed and manufactured by Xiamen Meitu Mobile Technology, China Plastic, metal and electronic components Given by Xiamen Meitu Mobile Technology Co., Ltd Museum no. CD.40:1 to 3-2018
Credit line
Given by Xiamen Meitu Mobile Technology Co., Ltd
Accession number
CD.40:1 to 26-2018

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Record createdAugust 16, 2018
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