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Italian post-war fashion gets museum outing in London's Victoria and Albert

Italian tailoring at the exhibition. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Italian tailoring at the exhibition. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Italian dresses at the exhibition. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Italian dresses at the exhibition. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A display at the exhibition. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A display at the exhibition. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Italian leather shoes at the exhibition. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Italian leather shoes at the exhibition. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Actress Elizabeth Hurley in a black dress by Roberto Cavalli at the opening of the exhibition. She shot to fame wearing a dress by another Italian fashion house, Versace, at the premiere of Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994). -- PHOTO: AFP
Actress Elizabeth Hurley in a black dress by Roberto Cavalli at the opening of the exhibition. She shot to fame wearing a dress by another Italian fashion house, Versace, at the premiere of Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994). -- PHOTO: AFP
The exhibition shows dresses worn by actresses such as Audrey Hepburn in films such as Roman Holiday (1953). -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The exhibition shows dresses worn by actresses such as Audrey Hepburn in films such as Roman Holiday (1953). -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A red tulle evening dress by Valentino, 1977, The exhibition includes some 120 ensembles and accessories by fashion houses including Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Ginafranco Ferre, Gucci, Missoni, Prada, Pucci and Versace. -- PHOTO
A red tulle evening dress by Valentino, 1977, The exhibition includes some 120 ensembles and accessories by fashion houses including Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Ginafranco Ferre, Gucci, Missoni, Prada, Pucci and Versace. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Rarely seen Bulgari jewellery once owned by actress Elizabeth Taylor at the exhibition. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Rarely seen Bulgari jewellery once owned by actress Elizabeth Taylor at the exhibition. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Suits, dresses, gowns and accessories by top names in post-war Italian fashion will be on display at an exhibition opening this week at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. The Glamour Of Italian Fashion 1945-2014, which opens on Friday, “examines Italy’s rich and influential contribution to fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present”, the V&A said in a press release.