Friday, 25 April 2014

Fiorelli Goes Inside the V&A's Glamour of Italian Fashion Exhibition

As you've probably guessed by now, here at Fiorelli HQ, we’re totally fashion obsessed, and so, when we were invited along to the V&A’s press day for The Glamour of Italian Fashion earlier this month, we honestly couldn't contain our excitement.

The exhibition is celebrating Italy’s rich and influential contribution to the world of fashion, right from 1945 until the present day. So, as you can imagine, this means that it’s an exhibition filled with luxurious and glamorous dresses that we spent hours gushing over! And we were honestly spoilt for choice with around 120 ensembles and accessories on display from the likes of Pucci and Versace. 

We've long coveted a jewellery collection à la Elizabeth Taylor, so, it was great to find out that her infamous jeweller of choice Bvlgari are the lead sponsors of this exhibition, with several of their heritage jewels being showcased too. This includes the amazing diamond and emerald necklace that was once given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton as an engagement present. These jewels are rarely seen on public display either, so, as you can imagine, we were pretty excited!

And the question on your lips has to be, what did we wear to attend such an extravagant affair? Well, we took along our stylish Paris cutout tote, which was the perfect size for storing our Italian gift shop purchases inside, which included a limited edition Harpers Bazaar. To celebrate the launch, they've transformed their cover of their latest issue in three iconic Italian prints, we opted for the fabulous Pucci! 

The Glamour of Italian Fashion is an absolute must for any fashion fans! Have you checked it out yet? What was your favourite part? Why not get in touch and tell us on Twitter! Or, for those of you who haven't, it's running until 27 July, so, you've still got plenty of time! 

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