Attention all Fashion Victims!...
Simonetta, Pucci, Sorelle Fontana, Valentino, Gucci, Missoni, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Versace!
A comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to its reputation for quality and style. It includes both womenswear and menswear to highlight the exceptional quality of techniques, materials and expertise for which Italy has become renowned.
The exhibition examines Italy's dramatic transition from post-war ruins to the luxury paraded in the landmark ‘Sala Bianca’ catwalk shows held in Florence in the 1950s, which propelled Italian fashion onto the world stage. During the 1950s and '60s the many Hollywood films that were shot on location in Italy had an enormous impact on fashion as stars like Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor became style ambassadors for Italian fashion, fuelling a keen international appetite for luxurious clothing made in Italy.
On display will be around 90 ensembles and accessories by leading Italian fashion houses through to the next generation of fashion talent.
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I will happily purchase the tickets for the first six who RSVP with a "Yes" at £14.90 each (you can pay me whenever you see me), after which you can purchase tickets at:
£14.90 (with Giftaid) or £13.40 (without Giftaid).
After the visit to the V&A, at a leisurely walk of just 15 minutes, we can head to the famous King's Road, Chelsea for a meal at "Made In Italy":
The V&A is easy to reach by public transport.
Reading Station, train @ 12:45 arrives Paddington @ 13:16
Paddington to South Kensington on the Circle Line (12 mins approx)
5 minute walk from South Kensington Station to the museum.
See you at the V&A!