Valentino: Master of Couture

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD MARCH 2013

ADDRESS
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 1LA 
 
Dates:
29th November 2012 until 3rd March 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-6pm, until 9pm Thursdays
 
PRICES
£12.50 (Adults), £9 (Concs), FREE (Children under 12)
 

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Valentino: Master of CoutureThis major new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Valentino at Somerset House gives a rare insight into the secretive world of Italian couture. A stunning showcase of over 130 exquisite haute couture, the exhibition in the Embankment Galleries, South Wing, includes designs worn by famous beauties including Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow. Visitors to Valentino: Master of Couture will get to see photographs from the designer's personal archive, walk the catwalk lined with couture gowns and discover the world of couture craftsmanship. The creation of the wedding dress worn by Princess Marie Chantal of Greece is used to illustrate the painstaking work of les petit mains who hand sew extraordinary garments like these. Through films showing behind-the scenes access to the Valentino atelier and a virtual museum, visitors are fully immersed in Valentino's world. A series of talks, screenings and events to accompany the exhibition includes a talk on Friday 30th November 2012 by Sunday Times Style columnist, Colin McDowell, who will be talking with Valentino himself and Valentino's partner, Giancarlo Giammetti.

 

About Somerset House

Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). More about Somerset House

Valentino: Master of Couture images

Valentino: Master of Couture  Valentino Garavani and Natalia Vodianova, 2012 © Cathleen Naundorf  

   
Valentino: Master of Couture - Valentino Garavani and Natalia Vodianova, 2012 © Cathleen Naundorf

Valentino: Master of Couture Valentino Garavani and Natalia Vodianova, 2012 © Cathleen Naundorf 

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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventNow On
Mapping the City
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd January to 15th February 2015
VENUE  Somerset House 
The New Wing at Somerset House reopens in January 2015 with Mapping the City, an innovative exhibition presented in collaboration with arts organisation A(by)P. It will feature works by established and emerging artists from the street and graffiti art scenes, including Shepard Fairey and Swoon and Aryz. Each an individual response to the way the a... More about this event
 
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Now On
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Performance and Body Art
DATES  16th January to 14th February 2015
VENUE  Somerset House 
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Ongoing
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  27th November 2014 to 15th March 2015
VENUE  Somerset House 
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Re-Moulded: Listen/Here: TourRe-Moulded: Listen/Here: TourA tour of the building with a series of immersive performances of music.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Re-Moulded: Listen/Here: Tour
event > Tours
DATES  Thursday 29th January 2015 at 6.30pm-7.20pm, 6.50pm-7.40pm, 7.30pm-8.20pm and 7.50pm-8.40pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
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event > Shopping
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VENUE  Somerset House 
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
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VENUE  Somerset House 
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free Event 
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th to 29th March 2015 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
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The Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - WasteThe Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - Waste11th March 2015Friday 10th April 2015 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free Event 
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
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VENUE  Somerset House 
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  24th April to 10th May 2015
VENUE  Somerset House 
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