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The Glamour of Italian Fashion: Since 1945 (Victoria & Albert Museum: Exhibition Catalogues) [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Sonnet Stanfill

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3 Mar 2014 Victoria & Albert Museum: Exhibition Catalogues
Published to accompany the major V&A exhibition, The Glamour of Italian Fashion showcases the fashions that turned 'Made in Italy' into an internationally recognized 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 ready-to-wear menswear specialists such as Carlo Palazzi and Ermenegildo Zegna.

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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), for which she also co-edited the accompanying publication. Published to accompany the major V&A exhibition, The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 from 5 April to 27 July 2014

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Business of Italian Fashion 5 Jun 2014
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It’s expected that any publication produced by the V&A will be thoroughly researched and presented in the most scholarly manner. This exhibition catalog will provide you with all of the background information of the history of Italian fashion from 1945. You will lean about the times, the mills, the craft, the advertising, and the people involved. I learned a lot even though there were so many names thrown out at me they all started to blur together. There are many essays about the business of fashion and the people who produced fabrics and their use. There are also short spotlights on a few of the lesser know designers, editors, materials, and fabric producers. While there is some recent photography of fashion, most of the photographs are of ad campaigns. We are not provided with an index of what was exhibited in the show. . I only wanted more glamour.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Glalour of Italian Fashion 16 July 2014
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This exhibit made a smashing hit in London and after having been a fan of Italian fashion, it is easy to see why this exhibit made it and why the Italians have made it to the top list of Buon Gusti in fashion, Chic, elegant are the well dressed Italian women, not to mention the vanity of men. It all makes sense after you read the book and see how the Italians made it as a major fashion center of the world.
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