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The V & A Museum Celebrates The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014

By The Citizens Of Fashion @elena2marin
From April 5 to July 27 at the V & A Museum will be one of the largest exhibitions of the year dedicated to Italian fashion  of the XX century entitled The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 and it is sponsored by the famous Italian jewelry house ,Bulgari. Fashion show in Sala Bianca, 1955. Archivio Giorgini.

Fashion show in Sala Bianca, 1955. Archivio Giorgini.

The world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design Victoria and Albert Museum , for the new season of the next year will tell the story of modern Italian fashion. The exhibition, which will open on 5 April next year and will end on July 27 , carefully disassemble all the stages of development of the Italian fashion design , bringing together more than 100 works by leading Italian houses such as Prada, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre and Gucci.

But Italian fashion has always lived outside the podium , magnificent costumes with gold embroidery by Mila Schoen and Sorelle Fontana created specifically for Hollywood 50′s and 60 ‘s golden era, will not be left without attention. After all, the wealth of decoration and elegance of embroidery has always been part of the Italian fashion and their view largely defined the style of the entire era.

Elizabeth Taylor in Bulgari

Elizabeth Taylor in Bulgari

“The only word Liz knows in Italian is Bulgari” Richard Burton once quipped of Elizabeth Taylor.

Gianfranco Ferre, 1991 advertising

Gianfranco Ferre, 1991 advertising

Roberto Capucci, 1987-1988

Roberto Capucci, 1987-1988

Valentino with models

Valentino with models

Versace Suit, 1986

Versace Suit, 1986

Ankle boots, designed by Dolce & Gabbana, 2000

Ankle boots, designed by Dolce & Gabbana, 2000

After the London exhibition will tour the cities of the United States.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014, sponsored by Bulgari, runs from 5 April – 27 July 2014 at the V&A.

 

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