Valentino: Master of Couture

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD MARCH 2013

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

LondonTown.com - Valentino: Master of Couture Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Temple Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Print Club London: Summer Screen Prints
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Print | PRICING  Free  
DATES  31st July to 25th August 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
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Two Days, One NightTwo Days, One Night7th August 2014Thursday 7th August 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Two Days, One Night
event > Film Events
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Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HousePossibly the most famous of all the open air film events to take place in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. This year's programme features comedy, romance, musicals, thrillers and cult classics, kicks off with the UK premiere of French drama 'Two Days, 7th August 2014Wednesday 20th August 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
DATES  7th to 20th August 2014
VENUE  Somerset House 
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Rosemary's BabyRosemary's Baby8th August 2014Thursday 14th August 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
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event > Film Events
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VENUE  Somerset House 
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
A Fistful Of Dollars + Mad Max 2
event > Film Events
DATES  Saturday 9th August 2014 - 9pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
event > Film Events
DATES  Sunday 10th August 2014 - 9pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
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Sense And SensibilitySense And SensibilityEmma Thompson's award-winning adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel.11th August 2014Thursday 14th August 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
Sense And Sensibility
event > Film Events
DATES  Monday 11th August 2014 - 9pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
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Annie HallAnnie HallRe-release of the 1977 Oscar-winning comedy about the affair between a comedian and an everyday girl.12th August 2014Thursday 14th August 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
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event > Film Events
DATES  Tuesday 12th August 2014 - 9pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
Re-release of the 1977 Oscar-winning comedy about the affair between a comedian and an everyday girl.
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
Behind The Screen: Sound And Vision: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard In Conversation: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Wednesday 13th August 2014 - 7pm-8pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
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20,000 Days On Earth20,000 Days On Earth13th August 2014Thursday 14th August 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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On Soon
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event > Film Events > Film - Documentaries
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VENUE  Somerset House 
 

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