The V&A’s stylish blockbuster of 2014 will soon open its doors. This coming April 5, The Glamour of Italian Fashion (1945-2014) heralds the first major show to celebrate and showcase the brilliance of this country’s contribution to fashion.
Alongside a wealth of finds from the museum’s existing archives, curator Sonnet Stanfill has been meticulously researching her project for the past few years. Which is why a V&A-planned trip to Rome – in order to visit some of the most influential names behind this exhibit – featured an itinerary that was far more than molto bene.
Grazia Daily joined the team in The Eternal City to dig a little further into what Made In Italy really means: from the rarefied world of Bulgari fine jewellery to Elizabeth Taylor’s most fabulous frocks circa Roma’s Hollywood on the Tiber heyday, plus a peek inside the wardrobe of the country’s foremost designer vintage collector.
Sprinkle in some fried artichokes (a local speciality), ancient ruins and fabulous shopping opportunities a-plenty and you have yourself a very impressive press trip. Scroll through the gallery above to see the best fashion bits (and more)….
For further information on the exhibition and how to book tickets, visit www.vam.ac.uk/italianfashion