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Inside the Valentino: Master of Couture Exhibition


Valentino: Master of Couture opens at Somerset House tomorrow (29 November), and we've got images from the press preview to show you.

Following on from the Tim Walker fashion photography exhibition at the same venue, comes this ode to the Italian master of haute couture, a red carpet favourite who created designs for Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow.

ABOVE: A white tulle beaded dress from 1969 worn by Audrey Hepburn

ABOVE: A white wool cape and dress from the Autumn/Winter 1968/69 collection

BELOW: A 1959 red tulle evening dress worn by Jennifer Aniston

ABOVE: A 1992 black velvet evening gown worn by Julia Roberts for Oscars night

BELOW: A wedding dress belonging to Jackie Onassis from 1968

BELOW: An orange satin poncho from 1969 worn by Grace Kelly

130 of Valentino's designs will be on display, from the gowns in his signature red hue, to red carpet creations and show-stopping pieces like this wedding dress, worn by Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece in 1995 (below).

ABOVE: Dresses are shown in a catwalk display

BELOW: Shoes are displayed for sale in the gallery shop.

Valentino: Master of Couture in on at Somerset House from the 29 November 2012 - 3 March 2013. Tickets are £12.50/£9 concessions.

Images: Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Somerset House



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