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Closed Exhibition - The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

Now on tour. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 is a comprehensive look at Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style.

Lead sponsor
Sponsored by Bulgari

Bulgari is proud to sponsor this exhibition. Bulgari is an emblem of Italian creativity and craftsmanship, renowned for its distinctively Italian style. From the 1960s Bulgari was acclaimed for creative designs incorporating colored gemstones. This exhibition features legendary jewels once owned by Elizabeth Taylor.

With support from

With thanks to the Blavatnik Family Foundation
With additional thanks to the American Friends of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Inc.

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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