After a successful run in London last year Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 toured to the following venues in the US:
- Minneapolis Institute of Art: Oct 26, 2014 – Jan 4, 2015
- Portland Art Museum: February 7, 2015 – May 3, 2015
- Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville: June 5, 2015 – Sept 7, 2015
Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 examined Italy’s dramatic transition from post-war devastation to a burgeoning industry facilitated by the landmark “Sala Bianca” catwalk shows held in Florence in the 1950s, propelling Italian fashion onto the world stage.
The story was explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy’s reputation for quality and style.
The exhibition was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, and curated by Sonnet Stanfill, Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Fashion at the V&A.