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The Glamour of Italian Fashion

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'This lavish book (with polished gold jacket) traces the rise of the Italian fashion industry, from its beginnings in post-war austerity to the global powerhouse it is today. Beautiful photographs capture the journey, from the Sala Bianca couture shows of the 1950s and the Hollywood films that put Italian fashion on the map, to the iconic brands that still shape the international fashion landscape today.' - The Lady

A Federico Forquet yellow winged evening dress on display at the Victoria and Albert museum's Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014

Published to accompany the major 2014 V&A exhibition, The Glamour of Italian Fashion brings together striking fashion photography, archival material, and previously unseen objects from private collections to explore Italian style. The volume charts the fascinating story of how the Italian fashion industry evolved from the Sala Bianca fashion shows of the early 1950s to the outstanding success of its ready-to-wear brands.

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,  Roberto Capucci and Ermenegildo Zegna.

Flip through the book here.

  • Author: Sonnet Stanfill, Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Fashion at the V&A
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Date published:  March 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1851778171
  • Product Dimensions: 31.8 x 24.7 x 2.4 cm