Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Dame Vivienne Westwood's designs combine unconformity with a sense of tradition. She is renowned for her gentle parody of Establishment styles, her use of very British fabrics such as Harris tweed and tartan and her re-use of historic garments such as the corset and crinoline.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

5 April - 27 July 2014. 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.

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is a global icon whose career has successfully spanned three decades from the early days of punk to the establishment of her own fas…

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Event - Wedding Dresses 1775–2014

Sat 03 May 2014–Sun 15 March 2015

EXHIBITION: Trace the eternal fashion of the wedding dress and discover the most romantic, glamorous and iconic dresses from the last 200 years.

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