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 ©
Children under 12 are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult, and do require a ticket. Please select the free under-12s tickets from the bottom of the pricing list when completing your ticket purchases.
V&A Members enjoy free entry to exhibitions and DO NOT need to pre-book.
If you require further assistance with your booking, please forward queries to: email@example.com
Please ensure you select your correct date prior to checkout. TICKETS CANNOT BE EXCHANGED OR REFUNDED.
Exhibition opening times daily 10.00–17.30
(last ticket sold 16.45, last entry 17.00) Friday 10.00–21.30 (last ticket sold 20.45, last entry 21.00)
Exhibition closes 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing, please bear in mind when booking your timeslot.