I recently dreamt that this exhibit magically made its way to a nearby museum for my viewing pleasure. Alas, no! The Glamour of Italian Fashion, a comprehensive look at Italian fashion from 1945 to present, is only viewable by the lucky ducks who can make their way to London's V&A by July 27th. You never know. That could be me. But as a cautious optimist, I'll make do with this virtual tour.
Here's a peek at the year’s most talked about fashion exhibit—that is, of course, until the Costume Institute opens theirs next month.
Couture gown by Valentino, Autumn/Winter 2013
Featured designers include Pucci, Valentino, Missoni, Armani, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Prada, Versace… basically, every fab Italian label you can think of.
I think the fashion reflects exactly what is the culture, the mood, the philosophy, the weather… Everything!
- Domenico Dolce on Italian fashion
Ankle boots with gold, white, and pink embroidery designed by Dolce & Gabbana, Spring/Summer 2001
Elizabeth Taylor wears Bulgari jewellery at the masked ball, Hotel Ca'Rezzonico, Venice, 1967
Dame Elizabeth's Bulgari jewels on display
Images: (1,4) V&A Museum, (Others) Adorngirl.com