Valentino: Master of Couture

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD MARCH 2013

ADDRESS
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 1LA 
 
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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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