"I am sick in my mind with elegance, with beauty..."
No-one makes a ball gown quite like Valentino, having dressed style icons Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Grace Kelly, and created red carpet show stoppers for the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway and Julia Roberts - remember the vintage black and white Valentino gown she wore to collect her Oscar in 2001?
Now an exhibition at Somerset House, which opens today, celebrates the life and work of the master couturier, featuring more than 130 of his stunning designs and offering a glimpse behind the scenes at the world renowned atelier.
Escape into the fantasy world of Italian couture; it's the perfect festive season indulgence.
Valentino: Master of Couture, 29 November 2012 - 3 March 2013 at Somerset House
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