Temporary Exhibition

May 26, 2016 — September 25, 2016

ELEGANZA: Italian Fashion From 1945 to Today

This impressive exhibition, organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and presented by Holt Renfrew, celebrates the work of the most celebrated Italian designers, particularly following World War II.

In addition to viewing numerous dresses and creations by Valentino, Armani, Fendi, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Emilio Pucci, to name just a few, the public will discover pieces by new and emerging designers as well as a range of accessories, photographs, magazines, drawings and film clips: all witnesses to the glamour and influence of Italian fashion from 1945 to today.

  • Simonetta evening gown of embroidered silk. Published in Harper’s Bazaar, October 1952. Photograph by Genevieve Naylor. Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery New York.
  • Sfilata (fashion show) in Sala Bianca, 1955, Archivio Giorgini. Photo by G.M. Fadigati. © Giorgini Archive, Florence.
  • Roberto Capucci, silk evening dress, 1987-88. Courtesy Roberto Capucci Foundation. Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  • Detail of Pucci, tunic and leggings, 1965. Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  • Photograph by Gian Paolo Barbieri for Gianfranco Ferre advertisement, Fall/Winter 1991. Model: Aly Dunne. ©GIANPAOLOBARBIERI
  • Mila Schon sequinned evening dress and silk coat. Worn and given by Princess Stanislas Radziwill. Worn to Truman Capote's Black and White Ball, 1966. Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  • Dolce & Gabbana, leather ankle boots with gold, white and pink embroidery, 2001. Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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