Italian glamour on show in London


London - The grace and glamour of Italian fashion are on display in London - and the attitude, too.

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were guests at the launch of “The Glamour of Italian Fashion,” a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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A V&A museum employee poses for the photographers with dresses at an exhibition entitled: 'The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014', at the V&A museum in London.A diamonds and emeralds neckless and a ring made by Bulgari that were gifted to US star Elizabeth Taylor by her then husband Richard Burton in the 1960s and a brooch from the same maker, gifted to her by her fourth husband Eddie Fisher later.A 1977 red tulle evening dress by Valentino Couture.Shoes are seen at an exhibition entitled: 'The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014'.

The duo behind Dolce & Gabbana praised Britain's “cool” style and designers like Vivienne Westwood, but were less enthusiastic about Victoria Beckham. Gabbana said the former Spice Girl had turned to fashion after doing “many, many, many different things.”

He added “she's a designer but ... for us, she don't make (clothes) the same way like a fashion designer.”

The exhibition, which opens on Saturday, traces Italian style from the 1940s to the present day. It features designs from fashion houses including Armani, Prada, Gucci, Valentino and Versace. - Sapa-AP

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