Fashion in Motion: Ralph & Russo

Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion shows at the V&A featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. British couturiers Ralph & Russo presented highlights from their collections in the Museum's Raphael Gallery.

Comprising creative director Tamara Ralph and CEO Michael Russo, Ralph & Russo are known for creating opulent handcrafted garments. In 2013 the brand received a rare invitation from France’s Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, and are now the only British label to show on the official Paris Haute Couture Week schedule.

Ralph & Russo, who cite influences including interior photographer Massimo Listri and the heyday of couture during the 1940s and 1950s, selected favourite looks for inclusion in the catwalk shows at the V&A. The audiences saw exquisite dresses and ensembles characterised by elegance and timelessness and a spectacular wedding dress finale, complementing the V&A exhibition Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014 which was open at the time.

It’s a pleasure to be featured as part of the V&A’s Fashion in Motion series. The Museum’s collection features the finest examples of artisanal craft and design, and these are essential elements of our work. We are looking forward to presenting the pieces to the public.

Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo

Catwalk highlights

Fashion in Motion: Ralph & Russo, 2014. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Behind the scenes

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