The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 & Cena Italiana

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. 

For more information, please see:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-the-glamour-of-italian-fashion-1945-2014/about-the-exhibition/

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:
http://www.lovetheatre.com/dates/3573/The-Glamour-of-Italian-Fashion-19452014
... choosing:
"April 2014"
"12"
"More times"
"14:00"
"General Admission"
£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":
http://www.madeinitalygroup.co.uk/restaurants-madeinitaly.asp


The V&A is easy to reach by public transport.
For example:
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!

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  • Kathryn

    Si, veramente divertentissima. Che bel gruppo!

    2 · April 14

    • Laura

      Modestamente, come presto testimonieranno anche le foto......siamo davvero ben affiatati :)

      1 · April 14

  • Danielle B.

    Una giornata perfetta! Mi sono molto divertita. Grazie a voi amici!

    2 · April 13

  • Laura

    Una giornata semplicemente fantastica, o.......come cantava Vasco, una SPLENDIDA GIORNATA!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjzbHOQkRTg

    1 · April 13

  • Fabrizio A.

    I had so much fun!!! Thank you my friends! And well done Cliff! You u are the best!

    2 · April 12

    • Laura

      Ahahahahah...hai dimenticato la collaboratrice :-))))

      April 12

  • Cliff

    Uno dei biglietti preso (da Tamzin)... uno rimane per ora disponibile

    April 12

  • Cliff

    ULTIMO MINUTO...

    DUE biglietti GRATIS sono all'improviso disponibili per quest'evento. Prezzo normale: £15.

    Se volete venire, allora dovreste soltanto:

    1) Farmi sapere lasciando un messaggio qui e
    2) Essere fuori dal Museo Victoria e Albert oggi alle 13:30.

    Forse ci vediamo più tardi al Glamour of Italian Fashion! :)

    April 12

  • Cliff

    Very last minute... but TWO FREE tickets have just become available for this event. Normal price £15.

    If you wish to come along, then you just need to be:

    1) Let me know by leaving a message here and
    2) Be outside the Victoria & Albert Museum today at 13:30.

    Maybe see you later at the Glamour of Italian Fashion! :)

    April 12

  • louise m.

    ok Cliff hai risposto alla mia domanda......andro al ristorante verso le 5.....

    April 11

  • Kathryn

    Salve, Dopo la mostra andiamo direttamente al ristorante? Vorrei incontrare un'amico a qualche punto durante il pomeriggio o sera se possible e sto giusto cercando di capere cosa accadra' per organizzarmi. Grazie!!

    April 9

    • Cliff

      Ciao Kathryn, Beh - non ci sono regole ben precise ma penso che ci vogliano un paio di ore circa per vedere la mostra al museo e, quindi, immagino che saremmo andati al ristorante per le 16:30, le 17:00 più o meno. Comunque, tuo amico sarebbe, ovviamente, anche benvenuto al ristorante con noi se vuole venire. Altrimenti, forse ci sarà tempo tra il museo e il ristorante se lui è in zona.
      Spero di essere stato di aiuto.
      A sabato!
      Cliff

      April 9

    • Kathryn

      Grazie mille, Cliff. Ci vediamo li'. Kathryn

      April 10

  • Danielle B.

    Ciao Cliff! Un altro domanda: potresti dirmi dove incontriamoci per piacere? Nell'entrata dal Museo? E a che ora?
    Grazie e a presto!

    April 9

    • Cliff

      Ciao Danielle, Certo! Pensiamo di incontrarci alle 13:30 fuori dal museo perché a quell'ora ci dovranno entrare quelli con il biglietto per le 13:30.
      A sabato pomeriggio! :)
      Cliff

      April 9

  • Danielle B.

    Ciao Cliff, hope you have received my last communication concerning the possibility of another ticket for the exhibition for an Italian friend. Please let me know. If not, I shall buy the ticket from the V&A. Grazie mille e a presto!

    April 1

    • Cliff

      Ciao Danielle,
      Sorry that I didn't come back to you yesterday.... I was very busy all day in the office until very late.
      There is a ticket for your friend so no need to try to purchase one.
      However, could you add them as a "plus one" on your RSVP as soon as possible please so that the numbers are clear? :)
      Grazie!
      Cliff

      April 3

    • Danielle B.

      Ciao Cliff: Grazie per salvarmi i biglietti. Ho aggiunto il "plus one" al mio RSVP!

      1 · April 9

  • Cliff

    Caso mai ti interessa Laura... il nostro contatto per Made In Italy sabato, dopo la visita al museo, è Michele ed è di... CASERTA!!! ;)

    April 8

    • Laura

      Non per niente ti ho consigliato questa pizzeria ;-)

      April 8

  • Kathryn

    Hi Cliff,

    I'd love to come to this - just tried to book a ticket but unfortunately there are none left for 14:00. Do you still have a spare, please?

    Thanks!

    April 6

    • Cliff

      Hi Kathryn,
      As Laura said, there are no more tickets for 14:00. However, I just bought one a couple of days ago for Fabrizio for 13:30. So, he will go in before us and hang around until we go in at 14:00. Therefore, see if you can get a ticket for 13:30 and let me know. If you want, I can try to get one for you and bring it with me. Thanks!
      Hope to see you there,
      Cliff

      April 6

    • Cliff

      Eccellente! A sabato! :)

      April 7

  • Cliff

    Ciao Fabrizio,

    Come ha già menzionato Laura qui sotto, ci potrebbe non essere più biglietti ed è proprio così perchè c'era un "piu uno" non segnato qui sugli RSVP.

    Però, non credo sia un problema perchè è probabile che riuscirai a prendere un biglietto per le 14:00 del 12 aprile sul sito...

    http://www.lovetheatre.com/dates/3573/The-Glamour-of-Italian-Fashion-19452014
    ... scegliendo:
    "April 2014"
    "12"
    "More times"
    "14:00"
    "General Admission"
    £14.90 (with Giftaid) o £13.40 (without Giftaid).

    Se preferisci, lo compro io sul sito e poi mi puoi dare i soldi lì al museo.

    Fammi sapere la tua preferenza. Grazie e a presto!

    Cliff

    April 3

    • Laura

      Ciao Fabri, non so Cliff che idea abbia in mente stavolta ma, almeno per adesso, credo che saremmo solo io e te a partire da Reading. Io, come e' mio solito, parto sempre prima, cosi' posso sfruttare il resto della mattinata a Londra......

      April 4

    • Laura

      .....oltre al fatto che mi piace camminare lentamente per godermi il panorama ;-)))))

      April 4

  • Cliff

    Hi all,

    Re. the comment added, below, to Fabrizio, the same goes for everyone....

    If you would like to come along no problem! You can buy a ticket from the museum website as described above (I believe there are still tickets available) and add yourself to the group already going.

    Alternatively, let me know if you want me to buy the ticket for you and then you can just buy it from me on the day at the museum.

    Anyway, let me know and add yourself to the RSVPs here (with any "+1"s if you are bringing anyone with you.

    Thanks,

    Cliff

    April 3

  • Cliff

    Ciao a tutti!,

    Quello che ho scritto a Fabrizio qui sotto vale per tutti naturalmente....

    Se volete venire non ci sono problemi. Potete comprare un biglietto dal sito come descritto qua sopra (credo che ci siano ancora biglietti disponibili) e aggiungevi a noi.

    Altrimenti, fatemi sapere se volete venire e i numeri e compro altri biglietti io invece e lo potere comprare da me lì al museo.

    Comunque fatemi sapere e aggiungetevi qua sugli RSVP (con eventuali "+ 1" se portate un'amico/a.

    Grazie,

    Cliff

    April 3

  • Laura

    Grande Fabrizio, di nuovo tra noi! :-) Well done.
    Non so se trovi ancora uno dei biglietti a disposizione (molto probabilmente no), ma puoi sempre comprarlo sul sito. Noi allora comunque ci vediamo questa domenica. A presto

    April 3

  • Laura

    Please note: **Qualora qualcuno could no longer make it on this day or non ci fossero piu' biglietti disponibili per tutti, ci si puo' sempre unire alla concorrenza che ha organizzato lo stesso identico meetup in un'altra data/mese**.

    Occhio pero' che non c'e' proprio confronto con l' organizzazione del nostro evento! ;-)

    I hope it helps:

    http://www.meetup.com/italian-35/events/166703882/

    April 2

  • Danielle B.

    Ciao Cliff, Grazie per salvarmi un biglietto! Adesso, ho un amica italiana che le piacerebbe venire con noi. Allora, avresti encora un altro per lei per favore? Se no, potrei comprarlo dall'museo. Se mi riccordo bene, la nostra entrata sarebbe alle due?

    March 30

  • Danielle B.

    Ciao Cliff, Grazie per salvarmi un biglietto! Adesso, ho un amica italiana che le piacerebbe venire con noi. Allora, avresti encora un altro per lei per favore? Se no, potrei pagarlo dall'museo. Se mi riccordo bene, la nostra entrata sarebbe alle due?

    March 28

  • Danielle B.

    Ciao Cliff, have I missed the boat? If not please save me a ticket for the show. I shall make my own way by train. A presto!

    March 27

    • Cliff

      Ciao Danielle - No, the boat has not departed yet and the ticket is yours :)

      March 27

  • Gabriella

    Hi are you getting the train into London together?

    March 10

    • Cliff

      Ciao Gabriella,
      We will do, yes.
      I have three tickets remaining at the moment. If you would like one, let me know.
      A presto!
      Cliff

      March 10

    • Gabriella

      Hi sorry not to answer sooner but I had to wait to see if I could come, the event is full now anyway. Hope to join you at another date!

      March 27

  • Cliff

    Hi all,

    I have bought the maximum number (per order) of tickets for this event (seven). From this seven, four have been "reserved" / "bought" and, therefore, I still have three remaining. If you would like to come along to the event, let me know and the ticket is yours! After which, as already mentioned above, if you would like to come along, you can buy tickets at:

    http://www.lovetheatre.com/dates/3573/The-Glamour-of-Italian-Fashion-19452014
    ... choosing:
    "April 2014"
    "12"
    "More times"
    "14:00"
    "General Admission"
    £14.90 (with Giftaid) or £13.40 (without Giftaid).

    Naturally, I would prefer you to ask me first in order that I don't end up with a surplus of tickets.

    Thanks! :)

    March 7

  • Cliff

    Ciao a tutti,

    Ho comprato il massimo numero (per ordine) di biglietti per quest'evento (sette). Da questi sette, quattro sono stati "riservati"/"comprati" e, quindi, ne rimangono ancora tre "liberi". Se volete venire all'evento, fatemi sapere e il biglietto è vostro! Dopodiché, come già accenato, se volete venire, potete comprare il biglietto a:

    http://www.lovetheatre.com/dates/3573/The-Glamour-of-Italian-Fashion-19452014
    ... scegliendo:
    "April 2014"
    "12"
    "More times"
    "14:00"
    "General Admission"
    £14.90 (with Giftaid) or £13.40 (without Giftaid).

    Ovviamente, preferirei che mi chiedeste prima in modo che non mi rimanga un surplus di biglietti.

    Grazie! :)

    March 7

  • Cliff

    Moved the event to 2pm as I have spoken with the organisers to get a better idea of the times involved and 12pm would have been too early.

    2pm gives everyone more time to get there plus time to have something to eat so as to not be hungry during the exhibition.

    We should be in the museum for about two hours so, by the time we get to leave, we will be getting hungry and the walk to Chelsea will increase our appetite! :)

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Cliff

    That's fine by me - the more the merrier!

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Berni

    OMG This event is so cool! I will bring along my colleague/friend Mia with me if that's ok. She doesn't speak Italian, but she is a great company :)

    2 · January 27, 2014

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