20140217 Explore the glamour of Italian fashion

  • Category: Fashion & Lifestyle
  • Dates: Saturday, 05 April 2014 to Sunday, 27 July 2014

Italian fashion has long been considered the benchmark for how people should look, with the Milan scene providing inspiration for creatives all around the world.

Now, a new exhibition aims to examine our obsession with big-name brands such as Gucci, Missoni, Prada, Valentino, Versace and Dolce and Gabbana, with a collection of outfits that would impress everyone from Twiggy to Kate Moss.

But it's not just the big-name brands that benefit from the exposure here, with a collection of mens and womenswear that explores lesser-known Italian designers such as the Fontana Sisters and Simonetta.

There will be photography and video film from fashion's most defining moments, dating from all the way back to the Second World War to the present day, making this one of the most comprehensive exhibitions on fashion ever hosted at the V&A Museum.

Keep up with the latest trends and stay at The Milestone Hotel, where you can complement the exhibition with the Shopaholics Dream package which includes a private return transfer to a central London department store as well as a £50 gift voucher.