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The Glamour of Italian Fashion: 1945–2014, V&A, London

A gallery of highlights from the V&A's current exhibition which looks at Italy's unique contribution to fashion

Fashion show in Sala Bianca (1955). Photo: G.M. Fadigati. © Giorgini Archive, Florence Fashion Show in Sala Bianca Pitti Palace florence, 1955

‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945–2014’, which opens tomorrow at the Victoria and Albert Museum, is the first major show to examine Italy’s unique contribution to fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present. It showcases over 100 ensembles and accessories, and highlights defining elements of the Italian fashion industry including luxurious materials, regional manufacturing and expert textile manufacturing. Designers exhibited include Dolce & Gabanna, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Missoni and Prada. Click on any image to open the slideshow.

‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion: 1945–2014’ runs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London from 5 April–27 July 2014. 

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