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5 April - 27 July 2014. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 was a comprehensive look at Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story was explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style.

Lead sponsor
Bulgari
About the Exhibition
About the Exhibition

The exhibition examined the craftsmanship, luxurious materials and expertise for which Italy has become renowned across couture, fine tailoring, innovative ready-to-wear an…

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Italian Fashion at the V&A Shop
Italian Fashion at the V&A Shop

A specially sourced range inspired by the exhibition, including books on Italian fashion, designer jewellery and fashion accessories - many created exclusively for the V&A.

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Inside the Exhibition
Inside the Exhibition

Take a look inside the Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 exhibition.

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Map of the Productive Districts
Map of the Productive Districts

Italian fashion grew out of the country’s regional industries. These networks of companies working in the same field – specialists in silk, wool, leather and so forth – are…

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Maker Interviews
Maker Interviews

A series of influential Italian designers, writers, artisans and creative directors reveal what 'Made in Italy' means to them and why Italian fashion has such enduring appe…

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Opening Interviews
Opening Interviews

At the opening dinner and private view of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014, we chatted to Fausto Puglisi and Elizabeth Hurley, among others, about how Italian fas…

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Blog: The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014
Blog: The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

If you have ever wondered what it takes to put on a major exhibition, this blog will take you behind the scenes as the V&A prepares for the opening of The Glamour of Italia…

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Made in Italy 1945 - 2014 Pinterest Board
Made in Italy 1945 - 2014 Pinterest Board

Explore the wider world of post-war Italian design on our Made in Italy 1945 - 2014 Pinterest board.

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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
Nespresso

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

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