Valentino exhibition to open at Somerset House

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The iconic Italian designer Valentino Garavani is set to have his legendary couture creations go on display at London’s Somerset House this November, as part of the ‘Valentino: Master of Couture’ exhibition.

The exhibition celebrates the designer’s 50 years in fashion, and will consist of over 130 hand-crafted designs worn by such style icons as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow. Exclusively created for Somerset House, the exhibition will feature a catwalk, a glimpse inside the Valentino atelier, as well as personal photos and previously unseen privately commissioned gowns.

Dates: 29 November 2012 – 3 March 2013
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm Daily. Late night openings on Thursdays until 9pm
Address: Embankment Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Admission: £12.50, Concessions £9
Transport: Nearest Underground Stations – Temple, Embankment, Charing Cross
Website: www.somersethouse.org.uk

Image: AP