Up Haute and Personal: a glimpse into the atelier of Valentino

Released on: November 21, 2012, 2:50 pm
Industry: Travel

Somerset House exhibition offers in-depth look at the designer’s couture and craft

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Fashion fans will be delighted to visit the latest exhibition presented by Somerset House on the Strand in London's West End, as the gallery celebrates the life and work of fashion designer Valentino.

This winter 2012/2013 will find the sumptuous doors of the old palace building filled with couture, photos and retrospectives taking in the Italian fashion house's 130 years of clothes-making history.

Open daily from November 29 th 2012, and running until March 2013, it is expected to be one of London's big sellers in the major gallery world, so booking is advised, especially for the holiday period. Children under 12 go in free, with concessions at £9 and adults at £12.50.

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