The Victoria and Albert Museum presents an exhibition devoted to Italian fashion


Ankle boots, black leather stiletto heels with gold, white and pink embroidery, designed by Dolce & Gabbana, 2000. Photo By Victoria & Albert Museum, London


The V&A's forthcoming exhibition, opening on 5 April 2014 will be devoted to Italian fashion and will feature designs by Italy's leading names including Valentino, Gucci and Prada. 

"Italian fashion is a story of rags to riches almost, as the post-war country recovers and becomes a key place for manufacture, design and entrepreneurial risk taking that cuts right across businesses," said curator Sonnet Stanfill. "This is the compelling story which we describe in the exhibition."

This is really exciting and I look forward to seeing it...