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Glamour of Italian Fashion Since 1945, The

Published to accompany the major V&A exhibition, The Glamour of Italian Fashion showcases the fashions that turned ‘Made in Italy’ into an internationally recognised mark of style. It brings together stunning fashion photography, archival material and previously unseen objects from private collections to explore Italian style from the post-war couturiers of the ‘Sala Bianca’ to the outstanding success of its ready-to-wear brands. Artisanal leather and fur production, exquisite knitwear and fine tailoring have all contributed to Italy’s unique position in the consciousness of stylish people everywhere.

Here essays from experts working in the UK and Italy reveal the inspiration, reputation and craftsmanship of the Italian fashion industry. Designers and labels featured include Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Fendi, Missoni, Valentino, Franco Moschino, Gianni Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Miuccia Prada and Roberto Capucci as well as bespoke tailors and readyto- wear menswear specialists such as Carlo Palazzi and Ermenegildo Zegna.

About the Author(s)
Sonnet Stanfill

Sonnet Stanfill is Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Fashion at the V&A. She curated the exhibitions Ossie Clark (V&A 2003), New York Fashion Now (V&A 2007) and co-curated Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 (V&A 2012)

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