Tomorrow Saturday, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum’s hotly-anticipated new fashion exhibition will officially open its doors. Dedicated to ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014′ sponsored by Bulgari. The exhibition runs from April 5 through July 27, 2014.
It will be the first major show to examine Italy’s rich and influential contribution to fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present.
On display will be over 100 different looks and accessories by leading fashion houses including Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Missoni, Prada, Valentino and Versace to the next issue generation of talent including couture by Giambattista Valli and Fausto Puglisi. Bulgari, the sponsor of the show, will have on display Bulgari jewellery once owned by Elizabeth Taylor given to her by Richard Burton and worn on their wedding day. About 40 percent of the items have been loaned from more than 30 archives, institutions and collectors, including the Pucci Foundation, Palazzo Pitti, the University of Parma and the archive of Giovanni Battista Giorgini