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 ©