Fashion in Motion: Gianfranco Ferré


July 2005

Fashion in Motion is a series of live catwalk events presented at the V&A. Featuring some of the greatest designers of our time, Fashion in Motion brings catwalk couture to a wider audience by modelling it against the beautiful backdrop of the Museum.

Internationally celebrated Italian fashion designer Gianfranco Ferré showed for the first time in the UK highlights from his extensive archive and Autumn/Winter 2005/6 collection at the V&A. Including Ferré's trademark reinvention of the white shirt, the selected outfits reflected his passion for travel and featured clothes inspired by cultures from all over the world. Ferré's fashion credentials have been well established since he designed his first collection in 1974. In 1978, he founded his own company and in 1989 became artistic director of Christian Dior. Ferré designed haute couture and women's prêt-à-porter collections for Dior until 1996, when he returned to working exclusively for his own company.

Among other prestigious awards, Ferré has received the 'L'Occhio d'Oro' - the Italian fashion Oscar - several times. He continues to work tirelessly, producing eighteen collections every year for the nine Ferré clothing lines and twelve accessories lines. Gianfranco Ferré's enduring, elegant and structured designs have influenced young designers all over the world. He also has a reputation as an innovator in the manipulation of materials, including new techniques such as laser cutting cloth to create perforated patterns.

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