Tuesday, 1 April 2014


The Victoria and Albert museum will be holding The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 exhibition from this Saturday 5th April - 27th July 2014.

I LOVE Italian designers, and if you do to, this is one you definitely won't want to miss!

This exhibition focuses on Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War up until today. It will show the development in clothing from post war to the dramatic shapes of the 1950's and hopefully the over the top embellishment of the early 90's. There should be interesting stuff on Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor too as they became ambassadors for Italian fashion because of their immaculate style.

I imagine there will be some pretty interesting photography and theres meant to be around 100 garments and accessories by famous names such as Pucci, Sorelle Fontana, Versace, Dolce&Gabbana, Missoni, Gucci, Fendi, Giorgio Amani, Prada and more.
Depending on the day/time you go, there are lots of different talks and workshops too! The trouble is, picking which day to go on! I'd love to catch the talk on Roberto Cavalli, Giambattista Valli and the Bulgari jewellery will be an absolute bling overload! Decisions, decisions!

This exhibition should bring lots of stunning tailoring, beautiful colours and print/textile design and most importantly, chain detail/design, embellishment and gold!

The V&A advice you book in advance for this one, I think it's set to be pretty popular. Tickets are £8 for students and £12 for adults.
For further details, check out all the interesting info on the V&A Website


Sorelle Fontana, Rome 1964 and Ava Gardner