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The Glamour of Italian Fashion

The Glamour of Italian Fashion

A new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in April 2014

Image: Fashion.telegraph

The extraordinary glamour and craftsmanship of Italian fashion from 1945 to 2014 – and in turn how the fashion industry helped to transform the fortune and image of a country devastated by the second world war – are to be the focus of 'The Glamour of Italian Fashion', a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London next April.

 

Victoria & Albert Museum

Mila Schön dress and matelasse coat, 1966


It's the first of three fashion exhibitions the V&A will stage throughout the year, as it positions itself as "the home of fashion". The museum will then stage a July exhibition of the history of wedding dresses, followed by a retrospective of the work of the fashion photographer Horst.

 

Victoria & Albert Museum

Gianfranco Ferre advert, 1991


Victoria & Albert Museum

Sala Bianca, 1955

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