Constructed in three parts, the exhibition begins with a private look into Valentino's life, with photographs and other items from his personal archive offering a unique firsthand insight into his creative process and influences. Moving on, the space then becomes a couture fashion show where visitors take to the catwalk whilst viewing an array of Valentino's stunning designs for themselves. Finally, the exhibition explores the process of putting together a couture collection by shedding light on the craftsmanship behind the catwalk. A series of specifically commissioned films affords visitors behind-the-scenes access to the work of the Valentino atelier and the virtual Valentino Garavani museum gives you the chance to explore the evolution of a true fashion icon. Definitely one not to be missed!
Valentino: Master of Couture runs at Somerset House from 29th November 2012- 3rd March 2012. Tickets are £12.50/£9 concessions.
By Sarah Farrell