The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014
Sponsored by Bulgari
5 April – 27 July 2014
The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 will be the first major exhibition to explore Italy’s rich contribution to modern fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present. It will examine the craftsmanship, luxurious materials and expertise for which Italy has become renowned across couture, fine tailoring, innovative ready-to-wear and accessories. On display will be around 100 ensembles, both menswear and womenswear, by the leading Italian fashion houses including Dolce and Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Missoni, Prada, Valentino and Versace alongside the work of forgotten post-war designers such as the Fontana Sisters and Simonetta as well as garments by the emerging Italian fashion talent of today. The clothes will be brought to life with film and fashion photography of the period.
With support from Nespresso , with thanks to the Blavatnik Family Foundation
Image credit: Gianfranco Ferre advert. Model – Aly Dunne. Photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri ©
Advance ticket bookings are available online and via the V&A Advance Booking Line until 10.00 on the day prior to the next scheduled exhibition date (Saturday and Sunday advance bookings are available until 10.00 on the prior Friday). Limited tickets are available to purchase at the Museum on the day of your visit. You are advised to arrive at the V&A for when the Museum opens at 10.00 for the best chance of purchasing a ticket. Please note tickets bought on the day may not be for immediate entry to the exhibition, but for later on that day. Some queuing time may be expected.